‘They Killed Him’ Officials Delayed Care For Vermont Inmate Suffering From Untreated Cancer

Bobby Hutt died of cancer in October 2014, after suffering for over a year. His sisters say the Vermont Department of Corrections “killed him” by waiting until the cancer got so bad that Bobby’s leg broke beneath him.

Like many people who have lost a loved one to cancer, his sisters look back on his decline with a mix of love and despair.

Bobby’s older sister, Melissa Dumont, and younger sister, Janice Hutt, spent most of 2014 fighting to bring Bobby home.

He found out about his diagnosis in January 2014, as an inmate at a privately owned prison in Arizona contracted by the Vermont Department of Corrections. Before his diagnosis, Bobby spent months requesting medical care for a pain in his leg. One day in November 2013 as he put his pants on in his cell, his sisters say, Bobby’s femur snapped.

He was sent to emergency surgery in a nearby hospital. According to a lawsuit filed by his sisters, the bone in his leg was visibly abnormal during surgery. Bobby wasn’t told about his cancer for weeks after that.

That’s one of those things his sisters still seethe about. They haven’t forgiven the Vermont Department of Corrections officials who they say allowed this to happen, or the prison staff who missed opportunities to get their brother the help he needed.

“I think if they had acknowledged when he broke his femur that he had cancer and had started treatments then, he may have had more time with us,” Dumont says.

“Or if they had actually done an X-Ray when he first started complaining about his leg,” Janice Hutt adds. “You know, maybe he wouldn’t have broken it. Maybe it wouldn’t have spread, and he’d still be here.”

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[WATCH] Brooklyn Rabbi ‘Traumatized’ After Vermont Cops Forced Him to the Ground at Gunpoint and Handcuffed his Family

A New York City rabbi was traumatized when he was pulled over on a remote Vermont interstate for suspected speeding, ordered at gunpoint to lie on the ground, then handcuffed along with his wife and another son.

Yehuda Fink, the son of Rabbi Berl Fink, said Monday that his parents and teenage brother and sister thought they were targets of a terrorist attack during the late-night August 8 stop.

‘We’re talking about normal people. What in the world are you doing to them? It’s out of hand. This shouldn’t have happened in any state in the United States of America,’ Yehuda, 29, said.

Rabbi Berl Fink, of Brooklyn, was cited for attempting to elude police after traveling more than four miles before pulling over.

Berl Fink said he didn’t know he was being pulled over but once he did, tried to find a safe spot to do so, his son said.

After the car pulled over, police dashboard video shows, the trooper shouted from his cruiser for driver Rabbi Berl Fink to get out and walk backward with his hands up.

Vermont State Trooper Justin, who was holding a gun, ordered him to lie on the ground.

Thompson decided to initiate a ‘high-risk motor vehicle stop’ because he was in a rural area late at night with no immediate backup nearby, the vehicle had failed to stop, the occupants’ actions were suspicious and the vehicle had been speeding, according to the investigation said.

In such a stop, officers are trained to order the driver and passengers out of the vehicle and to have their guns drawn.

During the stop, another of the Rabbi’s son, Rabbi Eli Fink tried to get out of the vehicle, but Thompson ordered him to stay inside.

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  • Hmmm, why didn’t he pull over?

    • Said was looking for a safe place to pull over…

  • Cops did absolutely right thing. It dose not matter if they are khasidim or blacks or latinos. You are speeding? You will be trited just like this. But, simple for ev=rybody who complains for cops behavior, rabay and his son folowed cops orders and no resling or fighting was nessesary, unlike most blacks resist orders. I solute cops on this

    • So much illiteracy in this post, so little intelligence.

      • How about more intelligence than you posting in a language not your own so others can read it….assimilating I believe it’s called. Something many peoples don’t even bother to try.

        • A: I can type in five languages. Which one do you want me to use?
          B: I don’t even live in the States. I live overseas.
          C: My wife is a foreign national who types better than this and has had no former English teaching.

  • If he was afraid he could’ve waited the 3 or 4 minutes it took back up to get there . As soon as he saw who he was dealing with the walking backwards and screaming shit should’ve been over. They do it to little old ladies and kids too like we live in effin Iraq. I don’t care if it’s training they need to quit it.Also, we the public ARE TRAINED to look for a safe place to pull over2( lighted areas etc) Why does that mean nothing?

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Speeding Brooklyn rabbi handcuffed at gunpoint by Vermont police

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Vermont experimenting with new health care model: Pay doctors to keep patients HEALTHY

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The ugly truth about health care in America is that being sick is big business. Hospitals, pharmaceutical companies and doctors all profit when a person is ill, and this has led to horrific problems like people being given unnecessary surgeries, doctors prescribing harmful and ineffective medications, and the chemotherapy racket. As more and more people wise up to the fact that the system is basically designed to reward illness, the question of how this situation can be improved inevitably arises.

What if doctors got paid to keep patients healthy instead of keeping them sick? Vermont is hoping to find out as it experiments with a new health care model that would offer hospitals and doctors financial incentives when their patients are healthy rather than only when they come in sick. Should the experiment prove to be successful, they’d like to apply it to 70 percent of their residents by the year 2022, and it could cause a sea change in the way Americans pay for their health care.

Instead of paying for each X-ray or operation, lump sum payments will be made to keep people healthy. One aspect of this is focusing on diagnosing the problems that affect a person’s well-being, such as food, housing, and transportation.

This year, OneCare Vermont, an accountable care organization, has transitioned 30,000 Medicaid patients into their experimental model. Their system’s software can identify people who have chronic health conditions and other complex medical needs so that care and support can be coordinated for them. Rather than billing for medical scans and overnight stays, the hospitals are getting upfront monthly payments for managing the care of the patients they are assigned, while primary care practices will get payments for helping with outreach.

BlueCross has said that it is hoping to move some of its members into this new payment model next year, including those who buy plans using its Affordable Care Act exchange.

New approach desperately needed

The University of Vermont Health Network’s Chief Population Health and Quality Officer, Stephen Leffler, said, “You make your margin off of keeping people healthier, instead of doing more operations. This drastically changes you, from wanting to do more of a certain kind of surgery to wanting to prevent them.”

One hospital-owned family medicine practice in the state has started a weekly “healthcare share day” where families can get a doctor-prescribed box of fresh vegetables. Some hospital systems are funding the purchase of housing that can be used for patients who do not require hospitalization but lack a suitable place to go after treatment.

There are some reservations about the plan, with the question of whether or not it will actually save money in the long term being one of the biggest ones. Some fear that only the largest hospital systems will be able to survive such an approach, and it’s not clear how patients will react.

Nevertheless, what is painfully clear is that a new approach is warranted in a country where two thirds of doctors receive gifts and payments from the makers of drugs and medical devices. Big Pharma firms pay out millions of dollars every year to ensure doctors give their toxic pills to patients. If they could somehow collect payment for helping their patients avoid the need for such remedies, how much better off would the state of health in our nation be? What would happen if doctors got paid to help people adopt healthy diets rather than collecting checks every time they get patients to take diabetes drugs, for example? Vermont’s plan may or may not be successful in the end, but it’s certainly an approach that has a lot of promise if some of the potential stumbling blocks can be ironed out.

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Write An Essay And Win A Historic Vermont Inn

Have you ever wanted to run your very own Stratford Inn, à la “Newhart”? For $150 — and 250 well-chosen words — you can make that fantasy a reality.

Doreen Cooney, who has been running the Deerfield Valley Inn in West Dover, Vermont, for 17 years, says she’s ready to move on from the B&B. It’s been a wonderful chapter of her life, she told WCAX-TV, but she’s ready to pass the torch.

With the inn valued at $600,000, Cooney says she’s encountered difficulty finding a buyer.

“While a great many people are interested in the B&B lifestyle, many have difficulty financing their dream,” she wrote on the inn’s website.

So, Cooney has decided to employ another, rather unusual, tactic. She’s going to give away the inn to the winner of an essay contest.

The prompt for the contest is “This is my dream: To own and operate a Vermont country inn.” Contestants are given 250 words or less to elaborate; it costs $150 to enter.


According to WCAX, at least 4,000 essays must be received by November 20 for the contest to take place. (That, as some netizens have pointed out, would cover the value of the property.) Cooney says the entry fees for the contest will be refunded to contestants if the minimum number of entries is not received. 

The writer of the winning essay, who will receive the inn and everything in it, “will be contacted by Nov. 30, 2015,” the inn’s website says, “and the transfer of ownership will take place within 45 days.” 

The winner is under no obligation to continue the running of the inn, but Cooney says she hopes the person will consider honoring the tradition. 

“I would hope that they have as much fun with it as I did,” Cooney told WCAX. “You meet some fantastic people. It’s a nice lifestyle. This is a great place to live.”

According to the inn’s website, the establishment is “a beautiful 9-room country inn, with licensed restaurant, located 2 miles from Mount Snow Ski Resort in southern Vermont. The Inn was built in 1885 as a private residence and is on the National Register of Historic Places.” It has been continuously operated as an inn for over six decades. 

Essay contests to win B&Bs and other smaller-scale establishments are not an e new phenomenon. Earlier this year, for instance, the owner of a Vermont bakery said she would give the place to the person who submitted the best essay and cupcake recipe

Questions of fairness and impartiality have at times emerged regarding these contests.

In June, the Portland Press-Herald reported that an essay contest to win a Maine inn had become a subject of controversy after contestants complained that the competition was unfair. State police who investigated the case, however, ultimately determined that the contest had not violated the state’s consumer protection laws.


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Bernie Sanders clearly in pocket of high-rolling teacher who donated $300 to his campaign


Burlington, Vermont — After accepting a check sent to his campaign office by a local elementary school teacher, presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was roundly criticized Monday as being firmly in the pocket of the high-rolling educator who had donated $300.

“He might have the reputation of being the people’s candidate, but when your candidacy is effectively bankrolled by the multi-hundred-dollar donation of a fourth-grade teacher, it’s clear who’s really pulling the strings,” said political analyst Peter Mathews, who noted that when a check arrives with a handwritten note that says “Behind you 100 percent, Bernie!” it comes with certain expectations.

“He’s already spouting off talking points about supporting unions and increasing funding for education. Where do you think he got those ideas? He might think he’s not influenced by that money, but when someone has deep enough pockets to drop $300, you pick up the phone when they call.”

Mathews went on to say he wouldn’t be surprised if Sanders’ strong support for a living wage could be directly traced to the fat $20 contribution he got from a fast-food worker.

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Vermont dairy co-op dumps approximately 100,000 gallons of milk to raise market prices in northeast

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(BURLINGTON)   In Vermont, the Northeast, and across the U.S., the answer to the iconic marketing question, “Got Milk?” is yes…  and too much.

The 400 dairy producers of the St. Albans Co-op Creamery increased production by two-percent this year, but now the product is being dumped by the truckload as market saturation is tanking prices.

“Milk is going up and your demand is going down,” said the Co-op’s Tom Gates. Gates says getting some of the value is better than none. The group is converting excess raw farm milk into cheese and other non-perishable dairy products. “And we’re one of just a few plants in the whole Northeast that has that ability to do that, so we’re working with others in the industry to try to maintain as much of the value as we possibly can.”

Thus far, the organization is only dumping skim milk, but that’s a first for the Co-op’s president, who has been with the group for more than three decades. They’re dumping milk in manure pits on farms. It’s a similar story for Massachusetts based Co-op Agri-Mark, which counts 250 Vermont dairy farms among its members.

“The 32 years I’ve been at the Co-op we’ve never had to dump milk before. We’ve always had the processing capacity to handle that milk,” said Agri-Mark’s Doug DiMento.

While the Co-op creamery could not provide an estimate of how many gallons of skim milk have been dumped, Agri-Mark officials put their group’s figure in the hundreds of thousands. They say converting its product is better than being left without a market, and estimate 95-percent of their product is still being shipped and sold despite dumps. “There’s so much milk around that there’s people undercutting other people, other co-ops, other milk handlers with cheaper milk,” DiMento said. “It’s really put the entire industry in quite the tailspin.”

Agri-Mark estimates that producers will receive about $1.57 per gallon which is down substantially compared to last year’s $2.22, especially when you deal by the truck-full.

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Vermont Says No More Philosophical Exemptions to Anti-Vaxxers

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The Vermont American Academy of Pediatrics (VAAP) have given their praise to Governor Peter Shumlin for signing HB98 into law which prohibits parents from using a philosophical exemption for vaccinations for their children.

Barbara Frankowski, president of the VAAP, said : “Eliminating the philosophical exemption will no doubt protect the health of Vermonters by increasing the states immunization rates and ensuring that it is more difficult for deadly and debilitating diseases to gain a foothold in the state.”

vaccine.exemptions.united.states.philosophical_occupycorporatismAccording to the Vermont Department of Health (VDH), 56% of school-aged children attending K through 12 were below average for immunizations. And a surprising 26% were not up to vaccine schedule.

This translates to less than 88% of registered school children entering kindergarten who were vaccinated.

Shumlin said of the measure: “Vaccines work and parents should get their kids vaccinated. I know there are strong feelings on both sides of this issue. I wish the legislation passed three years ago had worked to sufficiently increase vaccination rates. However we’re not where we need to be to protect our kids from dangerous diseases, and I hope this legislation will have the effect of increasing vaccination rates.”

In 2012, Vermont Senator Kevin Mullin supported a bill to stop parents from using philosophical reasons for exemption after a reported 83-93% of kidergarteners who are inoculated dropped sharply since 2006.

Mulin explained: ““There’s been a huge push back by the public on removing the philosophical exemption. People have to realize that when they make a decision not to have a vaccine that they are not just impacting themselves, they’re impacting the larger community.”

According to the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC), an advocate for “informed consent protections, this year alone 79 bills to mandate vaccinations were introduced across 29 states.

But after the measles outbreak in California, 14 states introduced legislation to revoke parental right to use philosophical exemptions, hitting the anti-vaxxer movement.

Mississippi has had a law prohibiting philosophical vaccine exemptions since 1979.

Maryland’s anti-philosophical exemption law has been on the books for 33 years.

Washington State representative June Robinson said vaccine exemptions “just makes it too easy” for parents to opt out and is responding with a bill supported by 11 co-sponsors because “we need to think about the larger community and what we’re doing, not just to ourselves and our own children, but also to all the people in the community.”

Because of this, Robinson Governor Jay Inslee and public health officials from King County have pushed on a last minute piece of legislation that “would do away with Washington’s personal-belief exemption for required school vaccinations, leaving medical or religious exemptions in place.”

Even the Senate has been brainstorming on how to deal with the anti-vaxxer movement.

Back in February, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions have convened to discuss state and local roles in protecting Americans from measles.

The major focus of this panel and discussion was on the cutting of 317 funding through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the pharmaceutical corporations being threatened by declining vaccination rates.

Anne Schuchat, director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the anti-vaccination generation have affected the public health agenda to push vaccines. Parents not wanting their children to be vaccinated was discussed as an issue of parental ignorance that the unvaccinated are at higher risk.

The CDC mentioned the “misinformation” in various sources online that are influencing and causing complacency on the issue of public health.

The 317 grant program of the ACA has a #50 million reduction in funding for health outreach and education, will be billed to insurance companies through the CDC.

The CDC, tracking the ratio of autism rates to vaccination, based their stance on statistical data to decipher the correlation; however no direct evidence is used to come to this summation. Tracking the trends in autism and trends in vaccinations is important to the CDC because it is the basis of their argument for vaccines.

It was suggested that immigrant’s children may be part of the measles outbreak problem. Schuchat responded that state and local health departments continue to ensure that those coming into the country are vaccinated “regardless of where they are from”.

Senator Tammy Baldwin said the necessity of scientific data and production of pharmaceuticals must be protected regardless of the newest movement to reduce the amount of vaccinated “pediatric Americans” across the nation.

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