Response to letter in Times Argus, May 28

I cannot disagree more with the letter to the editor by Nicole Citro concerning the health care campaign mailer from the Lisman for Vermont campaign.

This mailer raises important, under-discussed issues in a creative and provocative way and Vermonters should be paying attention to it.

For years I have beat the drum that many republicans have been extremely frustrated that Phil Scott has stood by silently as Governor Shumlin pushed for Vermont Health Connect and the radical, single-payer approach. Bruce Lisman has written in considerable detail about his health-care proposals, which include moving to the federal exchange and a Medicaid audit like other states have done. Scott took the politically expedient stance of standing by silently and letting others fight the battle.

Vermont needs to wake up and go in a different direction. Bruce Lisman can lead us there, to a brighter and better future.

Sincerely,

— Ron Bouchard Shelburne



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