Click to watch video. Dr. Bill Minsinger, a semi-retired orthopedic surgeon with twenty-five years experience of practicing medicine in Vermont, discusses the likely impact Green Mountain Care will have on actual care in Vermont.
Click to watch highlights On February 18th in Stowe, Bob Gaydos of Digital Benefits Advisors, Wendy Wilton, Treasurer of the City of Rutland, and Dr. Bill Minsinger of Gifford Medical Center spoke to a public forum regarding the potential impact of current health reform legislation in Vermont. Gaydos spoke to the impact on employers and […]
by Rob Roper Much was made of the fact that Peter Shumlin’s 2012 budget speech was the earliest such speech in recent memory. However, given the lack of substance put forward, perhaps it shouldn’t come as a surprise that address didn’t take that long to write. While Republicans did find some points on which to […]
Click to Watch Is it government’s job to “take care of us?” Are the values on display at the Vermont State House the Values held by a majority of Vermonters? You decide.
A new organization calling itself “Vermonters say: Corporations are not people!” met in Burlington on December 15th. Its goal, to place the following resolution on every ballot in Vermont (or at least as many as possible) for Town Meeting Day. BALLOT ITEM FOR MARCH TOWN MEETING In light of the United States Supreme Court’s Citizens […]
by Rob Roper On November 3, a handful of UVM professors participated in a “teach-in” at Lafayette Hall in conjunction with Occupytogether.com. They billed the program as, “This Revolution Will Not Be Privatized: A Teach-In on the Current Economic Crisis,” Reecia Orzeck (Geography/Moderator), Elaine McCrate (Economics), Rashad Shabazz (Geography), Anore Horton (History/Huger Free VT), John […]
By Angela Chagnon In a July 18 interview with the Addison Independent, BISHCA Commissioner Steve Kimbell offered some controversial suggestions to control the cost of healthcare in Vermont. The article, written by Angelo Lynn, reads: “Passing a law that allows physicians to help end a patient’s life under very controlled circumstances, known as “death with […]
by Angela Chagnon The Vermont Electric Cooperative held a public meeting in Johnson, VT to discuss their ballot items and answer questions about the Lowell Wind Project. More than one hundred people attended. Dave Hallquist, CEO of VEC, took questions from attendees.
by Angela Chagnon Ken Nolan, the Coordinator of Burlington Electric’s portion of the Smart Grid Project, admitted Thursday that ratepayers will not see energy savings or lower rates under the new grid/meter system. “We have been very careful not to tell customers that they’re going to save energy from this technology,” said Nolan, who is […]
by Angela Chagnon “We gather here today to launch the first single-payer healthcare system in America,” Governor Shumlin announced to a small crowd of supporters before signing H.202 into law on Thursday. Flanked by single payer advocates Deb Richter, Cassandra Gekas from VPIRG, Julie Lineberger (Board Chair of Vermont Business for Social Responsibility), and members […]