Open Mike- Wednesday 5/17/17

Featuring:

John Walters

Seven Days Columnist

Topic: Legislative updates and health care reform efforts between Democratic legislative leaders and Governor Phil Scott.

Don George

CEO Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont

Topic: Why the company is seeing a rate increase of 12.7%. The state of health care in Vermont, Nationwide and the health care issues that impact how much Vermonters pay for insurance.

Ellen Ratner

Talk Media News

President Donald Trump is about to embark on a trip overseas, Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered to provide proof that President Trump did not release top secret information to Russian diplomats in a recent White House Meeting, is the President loosing support from some GOP leaders and the Obamacare replacement bill goes to a vote in the US Senate.

Chelsea Lewis

Development Section Chief

Vermont Agency of Ag, Foods, and Markets

Topic: Products being developed in Vermont, national and worldwide sales of Vermont Products and information Vermont Businesses should know about marketing their products.

Open Mike

Topic: Listener thoughts on Governor Phil Scott and The Vermont Legislature trying to find a common plan to restructure how Vermont Teachers negotiate health care benefits.