The results of an annual poll distributed at Vermont Town Meeting Day sessions have been released. Even the person who crafts the well-known survey admits it’s an unscientific assessment of Vermonters’ perspective on issues.
Implementation of health care exchanges, a key facet of the Affordable Care Act, is being delayed in states where the federal government is controlling them. The move is not expected to affect Vermont’s rollout of its state controlled system.
As Vermont prepares for its move toward a single payer health care system, the Brattleboro Retreat and Blue Cross Blue Shield have started a partnership to integrate the treatment of medical and mental health and substance abuse care.