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Legislature Considers Ban On Hospital Advertising
Tuesday, 03/16/10
By Steve Zind
The legislature is considering a ban on hospital advertising as one way to control health care costs. 
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Special Commission Would Study Affordable Health Care For All Vermonters
Tuesday, 03/09/10
By Bob Kinzel
Legislation that would ultimately ensure that all Vermonters have access to affordable health care will soon be debated by the Vermont Senate.
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Welch Sees Close Vote In House On Health Care Reform
Friday, 03/05/10
By Bob Kinzel
Congressman Peter Welch says the vote on a new health care reform bill could hinge on Democrats who are pushing for more restrictive language on the use of federal funds for abortion.
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Peter Welch On The Health Care Bill's Prospects
Friday, 03/05/10
By Bob Kinzel
Congressman Peter Welch discusses the prospects for a health care bill with VPR's Bob Kinzel.
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Sanders Defends Use Of Budget Reconciliation
Thursday, 03/04/10
By Bob Kinzel
Sen. Bernie Sanders is defending a plan by Democratic leaders to use the "budget reconciliation" process to pass a health care reform bill.
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Congressman Peter Welch
Friday, 03/05/10
By Bob Kinzel
Congressman Peter Welch discusses what provisions he believes need to be part of the health care reform bill and his feelings about the prospect of using budget reconciliation to get the reform bill approved.
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Welch Supports House Health Care Efforts
Thursday, 02/25/10
By Bob Kinzel
Congressman Peter Welch is supporting efforts in the House that he says will reduce the cost of health care. And Welch says he's willing to back several Republican in a bid to reach a compromise.
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Catamount Health Architect On Health Care Reform
Tuesday, 01/26/10
By Mitch Wertlieb
If the national health care reform bill dies in the Congress, is there anything significant states can do without help from the federal government to change the system? We ask Ken Thorpe, a health policy researcher at Emory University in Atlanta.
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VT Edition: Howard Dean on the health care bill strategy
Friday, 01/22/10
By Bob Kinzel
VPR's Bob Kinzel talks with former Governor Howard Dean about the strategy he thinks Democrats should use to pass a meaningful health care reform bill.
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Dean: Democrats Should Use Reconciliation To Pass Health Care Bill
Friday, 01/22/10
By Bob Kinzel
Former Governor Howard Dean is urging Democratic Congressional leaders to move ahead with a bold health care reform bill in the coming weeks. 
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Major General Michael Dubie
Friday, 01/22/10
By Bob Kinzel
Adjutant General Michael Dubie talks about the scope of the Vermont National Guard's mission in Afghanistan, how long these troops will be there and how this large deployment affects the capabilities of the Guard here in Vermont.
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Voices In The Week's News: January 15, 2010
Friday, 01/15/10
These were some of the voices in the news this week.
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Hundreds Turn Out For Health Care Meeting
Wednesday, 01/13/10
By Ross Sneyd
Hundreds turned out at the Statehouse on Tuesday to weigh in on what the state should do to expand access to health care. House and Senate health committees held a joint hearing to hear the public's views on the issue.



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Health Care Debate Expected To Draw 'Single Payer' Advocates
Monday, 01/11/10
By Bob Kinzel
Health care reform will be debated in a public hearing tomorrow night at the Statehouse. Advocates for a ‘single payer' system are expected to turn out in big numbers - and demand a vote this year.
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Workers Lobby For Single Payer Health Care
Wednesday, 01/06/10
By Bob Kinzel
Several hundred people went to the Statehouse today to lobby for a single payer health care system. Legislative leaders promised they would explore the approach, but they didn't commit to having a vote on it  this year.
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Welch Hopeful For Health Care Compromise
Tuesday, 12/22/09
By Steve Zind
Vermont Congressman Peter Welch says he's hopeful that a compromise can be struck between the House and Senate health care bills.   
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VT Edition: Peter Welch
Monday, 12/21/09
By Steve Zind
Congressman Peter Welch joins VPR's Steve Zind to talk about a variety of issues.
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Voices in the week's news: December 18, 2009
Friday, 12/18/09
These were some of the voices in the week's news.
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Amendment By Sanders Brings Senate To Halt
Wednesday, 12/16/09
By Bob Kinzel
Senator Bernie Sanders proposed a single-payer health insurance plan today. Republicans used it as an opportunity to slow down the larger debate on the health care overhaul bill.
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Douglas Says Health Care Bill Could Hurt Vermont’s Reforms
Wednesday, 11/25/09
By John Dillon
Governor Jim Douglas says federal legislation to overhaul the nation's health care system could hurt states like Vermont that have already launched reform efforts.
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Sanders Disappointed With Health Care Reform Bill
Thursday, 11/19/09
By Bob Kinzel
Senator Bernie Sanders, who is one of two independent members of the Senate, is telling the Democrats that he might vote against their health care reform bill if steps aren't taken to strengthen the legislation.
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State Senator Doug Racine
Friday, 11/20/09
By Bob Kinzel
As part of our continuing series of candidate interviews, Chittenden Senator Doug Racine discusses his positions on health care reform, the future of Vermont Yankee and his plans to stimulate the Vermont economy.
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Sanders Says States Should Be Able To Adopt Single Payer
Wednesday, 11/11/09
By Bob Kinzel
Senator Bernie Sanders says Congress should give individual states the option to establish single payer health insurance systems.
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Welch Hopes For Quick Debate On Health Care Bill In Senate
Monday, 11/09/09
By John Dillon
Congressman Peter Welch says it's critical that Congress finish work on a health care bill this year, before the issue gets even more politicized.
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