Healthcare Policy Resources

The People's Address, Delivered on the Day of the Governor's Budget Address

The Vermont Workers' Center and our Put People First partners, including Green Mountain Self Advocates, delivered the People's Address on the future of our budget and healthcare systems. The People's Address was given ahead of the Governor's Budget Address and the Administration's presentation of a financing plan for universal healthcare on January 24, 2013.

Mr. Governor, Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, Mr. President Pro Tem, Members of the General Assembly, fellow people of Vermont:

Healthcare Is a Human Right Campaign Proposal for Equitable Financing of Green Mountain Care

As people across the United States and world commemorate International Human Rights Day today, the Healthcare Is a Human Right Campaign is releasing a financing plan for Vermont’s new universal healthcare system ahead of the Governor’s presentation of financing options in January. The detailed proposal puts forward a revenue plan that will ensure healthcare is paid for equitably, which is required by Act 48, Vermont’s universal healthcare law.

Detailed standards for the equitable financing of Green Mountain Care

Healthcare Is a Human Right Campaign

Detailed standards for the equitable financing of Green Mountain Care

October 2012

Vermont’s universal healthcare law, Act 48, provides a clear framework for designing and implementing our new public healthcare system, Green Mountain Care (GMC). It requires that GMC must be publicly financed, with sufficient funds to ensure universal access to comprehensive and appropriate care for all, and that this financing must be shared equitably.

Vermont Workers' Center Statement on Commencement of Green Mountain Care Board

Vermont’s universal healthcare law, Act 48, lays out a road map for Vermont to become the first state in the nation to create a system of healthcare as a public good. To guide the transition to Vermont’s unified healthcare system, Green Mountain Care, Act 48 established an independent five-member board, which is scheduled to begin its work this week.

QUICK OVERVIEW OF H.100/S.88, Vermont Single-Payer Healthcare Bills

These bills "propose to establish the goal of universal access to essential health care services in Vermont through a publicly financed, integrated, regional health care delivery system; provide mechanism for cost containment in the system; and provide a framework, schedule and process to achieve that goal."



The bill begins with findings, in five parts, as follows.