Analysis: Pertussis Prompts Review Of Immunization Exemption Law

Lawmakers are reconsidering the philosophical and religious exemption to the childhood immunization law in the face of a rise in pertussis (whooping cough) cases. They’re also set to discuss the contentious end-of-life bill next week. VPR’s Bob Kinzel talks with Peter Biello about the week in legislative news.

Cost remains barrier to health insurance

More people have health coverage in Vermont as the state has rolled out new programs aimed at covering the uninsured. But a new survey shows that cost remains a major barrier, despite state subsidies of insurance premiums.