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Vermont is poised to become the first state to permit physician-assisted suicide through legislative action.
Company also claims it didn’t understand procedure in disclosing executive compensation to Vermont regulators.
Moulton steps down after six months as interim chief.
The Legislature appropriated $4.35 million for FY 2014 for premium assistance and cost-sharing subsidies for low-income Vermonters. It also approved the continuation of an employer assessment to pay for the exchange’s operating costs.
In a final-hour move, the Vermont House voted on Tuesday to strip a charge on health insurance premiums from Senate bill 152, and the Senate agreed.
The estimated 118,000 Vermonters who will purchase insurance on the exchange will be charged 1 percent of their annual premium.
The kerfuffle over one word is an indication of how difficult this legislation has been for lawmakers.
This vote marks the furthest any such legislation has moved in the U.S., and it pushes the bill to a final reading in the House on Friday.
The compromise deal fused together dueling visions, but rather than taking elements from each, it gives both versions a turn, swapping one out for the other after three years.
For the most part, the debate Tuesday was a procedural dance where senators were concerned less with persuading their fellow lawmakers — most of whom have already made up their minds — than they were with commandeering the procedural nuances of floor debate.