Health insurance for small businesses

AARP Vermont is pushing to expand one of the state’s Catamount Health program to cover small businesses. Opponents say move would compromise the financial stability of Catamount. We’ll debate the issue, and we continue our series of interview on how Vermonters are reducing their environmental impact.

What Happened to Health Care?

The House and Senate health committees had goals of extending the state’s health care programs to cover more Vermonters who are lacking health insurance, but those plans fell short. We check in with Sen. Doug Racine and Rep. Steve Maier. Also, we visit a program where young single mothers are learning how to make jewelry. And we continue our essay series, My Vermont.

Morning Newscast: April 21, 2008

Here are the top stories at 7:30 a.m.: Vermont lawmakers appear skeptical about Gov. Jim Douglas’ economic stimulus package — doubtful about its details and doubtful they can enact his ideas in the last couple of weeks of the legislative session; A fledgling high-speed Internet network comprised of 25-towns has been rejected for funding by the Vermont Telecommunications Authority…

Expanding and Improving Health Care

The Legislature’s health care committees are continuing to work on improvements to state’s health care plans. We examine the goal of insuring 96 percent of Vermonters while working within the constraints of a tight budget. Also on the program, a second look at a controversy over an old cemetery in Hartland.