The Agency of Human Services will have to contend with some of the
biggest policy and financial challenges facing the state. Agency Secretary Doug
Racine is our guest on Vermont Edition to discuss how he’ll manage these
services in the face of $44 million in budget cuts.
The Vermont Medical Society says cuts to the Medicaid program proposed by Governor Douglas will decimate Vermont’s network of primary care
physicians and increase the cost of private health insurance premiums.
Legislative leaders say they can’t make a deal with the Douglas administration on tax and spending plans. So
they’re crafting their own proposal that makes additional budget cuts and
raises new revenues.