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Uninsured Vermonters: 23,000

Angela Evancie
Protesters at the Governor's innaugural express frustration about his decision to drop an effort to reach single payer care. About 23,000 Vermonters still lack health insurance.

The percentage of Vermonters without health insurance is the second lowest in the nation, and has reduced significantly in the last several years. In 2012, 6.8 percent of Vermont's population was uninsured. Last year that number was 3.7%.

We'll discuss why those numbers are so low, and what it means for doctors and patients in Vermont, with Robin Lunge, the state's Director of Health Care Reform, and Peter Stirling, Director of Vermont Leads, a health care advocacy group. We'll also discuss the future of health care reform in this state.

Also on the show, we'll get a breakdown of Governor Shumlin's budget address with VPR's Pete Hirschfeld.

Broadcast live on Friday, January 16 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.