National health care reform

A national health care expert gives an update health care reform at the national level, and how Vermont’s health care program fit into that picture.  Also, New Hampshire’s debate over same-sex marriage.

Gov. Jim Douglas

Governor Jim Douglas is Bob Kinzel’s guest on the next Vermont Edition to discuss a few top issues in the state this week.

Midday Newscast: March 12, 2009

President Obama has signed into law a restriction on exporting cluster bombs that Senator Patrick Leahy wrote; advocates say the plan to turn our next week for a health care reform forum that Governor Jim Douglas is co-hosting;

Midday Newscast: February 16, 2008

Health care companies are among the handful of businesses that have been able to expand, despite the recession; Chittenden Sen. Doug Racine says Governor Jim Douglas’ criticism of early campaigning is misplaced;

Midday Newscast: January 28, 2009

After being appointed to the Ethics Committee, Congressman Peter Welch decided to return some campaign dollars; Vermont has gotten kudos from the U.S. Senate for bringing health care into the digital age — and maintaining patients’ privacy;

VPR Evening News January 14th, 2009

New congress considers health care for children; Vt. Foodbank meets increased demand; Forensics lab says it can’t handle expected workload under proposed new law; Two counties declared disaster areas from December ice storm; Cold snap hits northeast; and commentator Mike Martin on Presidential places.