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Vermont Hides Role of Refugees in Tripling of TB

Neither the Vermont Department of Health nor the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants-Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program, the local resettlement agency hired by the federal government, are admitting how much of the TB increase is from resettled refugees.

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Massachusetts Governor Fires Jonathan Gruber from Health Connector Board

Republican Governor Charlie Baker, who took office in January, has fired embattled Obamacare architect MIT professor Jonathan Gruber from the Massachusetts Health Connector Board. It’s a blow to Gruber, who played a key role in the establishment of the board