Congressman Peter Welch says Congressional Democrats should maintain a tough stand against the Iraqi War policies of the Bush Administration; The Vermont National Guard says 250 members of the Air Guard are returning this weekend from the Middle East this weekend; Fletcher Allen Health Care applies for state permission to build an electronic health records system; The state will spend almost a million dollars to help low income people who were inadvertently cut from fuel assistance programs; Governor Douglas
accuses Democratic legislative leaders of being out of the mainstream; Vermont’s Medicaid program will get an infusion of $530,000 as part of a national settlement with a prescription drug maker, and commentator Mary
Barrosse Schwartz is planning to visit her local farmer’s market for Eat Local Day.
Fletcher Allen Health Care applied for state permission today to build a 57-million-dollar electronic health records system. Hospital CEO Melinda Estes says the goal is to computerize as all of the patient records at Fletcher Allen.