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Lisa McCormack 
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Re: “Trafficked: How the Opioid Epidemic Drives Sexual Exploitation in Vermont

Kate, This is horrifying and heartbreaking. Thank you for bringing a hidden problem into the light. I"d like to see the court system pursue the customers involved in sex trafficking; without their business sex trafficking would come to a screeching halt.

The article and your sister's story testify to how important it is to reach opiate-addicted women as early as possible when intervention programs would be most successful and the consequences of their drug use would be less grave. Even better, why not try prevent drug abuse from starting in the first place. Imagine if the women you profiled could meet with troubled young girls to share their stories before tried opiates or other drugs for the first time.

I would love to see a follow up story with former sex trafficking victims who have had an opportunity to take advantage of the residential program you mentioned in your story. It would help show those still struggling with addiction that there is hope for recovery with an adequate support system.

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Posted by Lisa McCormack on 04/12/2019 at 12:40 PM

Re: “Nurse Shortage Puts Vermont Parents on the Hook for Kids' Care

As a professional caregiver, I would not want to be a home care provider for several reasons including low pay, uncompensated travel time, and wear and tear on my car. Not to mention, the added burden of traveling long distances to reach unplowed driveways in the winter and being alone should any unexpected medical emergency arise.

The government will need to reconsider how it reimburses such care if it wants to attract quality caregivers. And, this is just the tip of the iceberg folks. Nursing homes are grappling with constant understaffing as well and the situation will only worsen as the U.S. population continues to grow older and sicker.

Posted by Lisa McCormack on 10/17/2017 at 10:27 AM

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