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D.C. delegation and Shumlin to discuss VT health reform efforts

January 14, 2011

From the office of Gov. Peter Shumlin:


Shumlin, Leahy, Sanders and Welch announce press conference to discuss health care reform efforts

MONTPELIER – Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin and the state’s congressional delegation – U.S. Sens. Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders, and U.S. Rep. Peter Welch — will hold a news conference next week to discuss health care reform efforts.

Gov. Shumlin has made universal health care for Vermonters a priority, and the changes required to achieve universal coverage will likely require a federal waiver.

Sens. Leahy and Sanders and Rep. Welch will announce legislation to advance Gov. Shumlin’s goal of implementing a single payer system.

Who: Gov. Peter Shumlin; Sen. Patrick Leahy, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Rep. Peter Welch

What: Press Conference on Health Care Reform

When: Tuesday, Jan. 18 at 9:45 a.m.

Where: Governor’s Ceremonial Office, State House



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