This month over 200 people participated in health care forums across the state, swapping stories and enjoying a meal together with neighbors.
Grace Beninson spoke at the Bellows Falls forum, relating how she joined the movement after losing her job and house following a massive stroke.
Blue Cross and MVP want to raise health insurance premiums by 15.6 and 8.5 percent on average for next year’s Vermont Health Connect plans.
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Last Saturday, over two hundred people marched down Main Street in Barre calling on elected officials to protect Medicaid and finish the work of implementing universal healthcare in Vermont.
**Click here to sign the petition** On Thursday, September 27, 2018, the nurses who work at Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans announced that a majority of their colleagues have joined together to organize a union in order to secure safe staffing and quality patient care.
9/31/18 UPDATE: Today the nurses at UVMMC announced they have ratified a contract with management, thanks to the support of their patients and community! Follow @Vermont Federation of Nurses & Health Professionals on Facebook for updates.
On July 11th and 12th, the 1800 nurses who work at the University of Vermont Medical Center went on strike, and have been working without a contract since.
On June 16th, close to 200 people marched in St. Johnsbury to protect and expand Medicaid as a step towards publicly-financed, universal healthcare for all.
Over a dozen people testified about the importance of expanding Medicaid and their own experiences of a failed healthcare system in the United States.