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Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin speaks during a hearing before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on April 14, 2011 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Vt. Gov Pledges To Implement Nation’s First Universal Health Care System

Gov. Peter Shumlin told lawmakers Tuesday that efforts to improve health care for Vermonters through the new federal overhaul don’t go far enough and he renewed his pledge for the state to implement the nation’s first universal health care system by 2017.