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Health care decisions loom large in Shumlin's legacy - VTDigger

posted at 3:28 pm Wed Jun 10th, 2015 by (WherezIt_Staff)

Gov. Peter Shumlin is Vermont's chief executive until January 2017, and a lot can change in that time, but critics and supporters alike say abandoning single payer and the state's ailing health insurance exchange will likely cast a shadow on his legacy.

Shumlin touts Vermont Health Connect and the Affordable Care Act's role in cutting the state's uninsured population in half, but has also said building the website has been his most "frustrating" experience as governor.

Lt. Gov. Phil Scott, a Republican considering a run for Shumlin's seat, said that a lot could change before Shumlin leaves office, but the lack of a well-performing exchange more than a year-and-a-half after its launch is a major blemish on his time in office.

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