Governor Shumlin issued the following statement after the House Health Care Committee passed H.559, an act relating to health care reform implementation:
"I want to thank the House Health Care Committee for its hard work and for taking these important steps forward on health care reform.
I sincerely appreciate the tenacity of the general assembly in continuing to work on this important issue. Real health care reform is a multi-year process that will require cooperation and hard work from all Vermonters.
I also thank the House Health Committee Chair Representative Michael Fisher and Speaker Shap Smith along with his leadership team for their careful attention to and prompt action on this bill."