Lawmakers hold short lessons-learned recap on Vermont health care exchange

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 8:28pm -- tim

by Morgan True The state has spent two and a half years and $66 million on Vermont Health Connect, the mandatory state health care exchange system.

But despite huge state and federal investments in the exchange website and a call center to handle interactions with the public, the system still has significant problems.

Governor signs bill to protect Vermonters’ pensions from predatory lenders

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 2:16pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Governor Peter Shumlin today signed into law legislation to protect Vermonters’ hard-earned pensions against predatory lenders. In addition, recognizing the skills, education level and value of Vermont’s older workers, the Governor announced the release of a report from the Governor’s Commission on Successful Aging and initial steps to implement some of its recommendations to expand and improve employment opportunities for those 55 and older, an important demographic contributing to the health of Vermont’s economy.