Federal health care mandates become law and we look at what the changes are and how they will affect you and your dependents. Also, we hear about the concept of political patronage and how it has survived. And we visit the Puppets in the Green Mountains Festival in Brattleboro.
Don’t make any
sudden and drastic moves. That’s the advice from the state Department of
Banking, Insurance, Securities and Health Care Administration as Vermonters
contemplate the troubled financial markets.
With several financial sectors in turmoil and one recent bank
failure in California, consumers are wondering about their own banks in
this region. We look protections of
savings deposits in Vermont banks, and how consumers can research the
financial health of their banks.
Rutland Regional Medical Center is under close scrutiny for purchasing a
state-of-the-art CT scanner. Hospitals
are required to show they need expensive technology, and the state says Rutland should have asked for approval.
John Dillon has more.