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Sharon Gutwin 
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Re: “Scott, No Fan of Trump, Heads to White House for NGA Meeting

I do hope Phil is strong enough to speak for Vermont with matters that go against Trump. Too many Republicans seem bent on playing puppet for the President.

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Posted by Sharon Gutwin on 02/24/2017 at 5:22 PM

Re: “Mushrooming Medicaid Costs Create a State Budget Crisis

There are a couple other contributing factors not considered. One is that having all children covered under Medicaid, even children of wealthy families, does not make sense. Families with other health insurance should not be eligible for Medicaid. Basically, children covered already by insurance, taken off of Medicaid will save money. Second...we must face the fact that almost 90 percent of all medical costs are related to preventable disease. Holding people accountable for their health is not only good for reducing Medicaid costs, but helps those people in poor health first and foremost. We need to incentivize healthy behaviors. Just talking about healthy behaviors has proven unsuccessful. We need to offer programs of fitness and nutrition and pay for outcomes. Drugs do not cure chronic disease...only exercise and good nutrition is proven effective, but must be applied with first symptoms - BMI, A1C, cholesterol levels, Heart rate recovery...are measurements to warn of risk. Instead of reaching for prescription pads to hand out drugs, there should be prescriptions to medically directed fitness and nutrition. And insurance needs to pay for it... only for programs proven successful...not just gym memberships.

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Posted by Sharon Gutwin on 01/13/2016 at 5:31 PM

Re: “Jamie's List [SIV413]

This is very beautifully done. Jamie, you did a great job articulating the spirit of adventure and energy in your life. You and your amazing parents and truly very special.

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Posted by Sharon Gutwin on 09/24/2015 at 10:36 PM

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