Although this article seems alarming at first, a close reading shows that higher disability rates in Vermont may be related to our low number of uninsured individuals. Vermonters are seeing their healthcare providers, getting a diagnosis, and being connected to programs that can help them at a higher rate than in many other states. This is a testament to the strong social services that we are fortunate to have here.
From VPR.net: Vermont is perennially ranked as one of the healthiest states in the country, but new research has uncovered findings that seem to fly in the face of that distinction. And young adults are leaving the workforce at an alarming rate due to mental and physical disabilities. Read more.