Roll Call! Senate Votes To Keep Use Of Vermont Health Connect Exchange Mandatory (9-19), 2015

Roll Call Graphic.
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in the State Senate on May 7, 2015 by a vote of
9-19 

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Purpose: To make the purchase of health insurance through the Vermont Health Connect exchange voluntary for all Vermonters.
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Analysis: The underlying law mandates that individuals and businesses employing 100 or fewer employees purchase health insurance through the state exchange, Vermont Health Connect.
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Those voting YES voted to repeal the mandate. Apart from basic respect for consumer choice, given the continued and significant technical problems with Vermont Health Connect no Vermonter should be forced to use it.
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Those voting NO supported keeping the mandate in place.
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Senate Journal, Thursday, May 7, 2015: “Shall the Senate concur in the House proposal of amendment with further proposal of amendment?, Senator Mullin moved to amend the proposal of amendment of Senator Kitchel… Which was disagreed to on a roll call, Yeas 9, Nays 19.” (Read the Journal, p. 1398-1403)
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How They Voted

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Timothy Ashe (D/P-Chittenden) – YES
Claire Ayer (D-Addison) – NO
Becca Balint (D-Windham) –  NO
Philip Baruth (D-Chittenden) – NO
Joseph Benning (R-Caledonia) -YES
Christopher Bray (D-Addison) – NO
John Campbell (D-Windsor) – NO
Brian Campion (D-Bennington) – NO
Brian Collamore (R-Rutland) – YES
Ann Cummings (D-Washington) – NO
Dustin Degree (R-Franklin) – YES
William Doyle (R-Washington) – YES
Margaret Flory (R-Rutland) – YES
M. Jane Kitchel (D-Caledonia) – NO
Virginia Lyons (D-Chittenden) – NO
Mark MacDonald (D-Orange) – NO
Richard Mazza (D-Chittenden-Grand Isle) – NO
Norman McAllister (R-Franklin) – ABSENT
Richard McCormack (D-Windsor) – NO
Kevin Mullin (R-Rutland) – YES
Alice Nitka (D-Windsor District) – NO
Anthony Pollina (P/D/W-Washington) – ABSENT
John Rodgers (D-Essex-Orleans) – NO
Richard Sears (D-Bennington) – NO
Diane Snelling (R-Chittenden) – YES
Robert Starr (D-Essex-Orleans) – NO
Michael Sirotkin (D-Chittenden) – NO
Richard Westman (R-Lamoille) – YES
Jeanette White (D-Windham) – NO
David Zuckerman (P-Chittenden) – NO

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Alex Knight May 9, 2015 at 5:22 pm

Still want government, Vermonters?

http://www.voluntaryist.com

http://www.tolfa.us

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