Big health care rally planned Friday
By DANIEL BARLOW Vermont Press Bureau - Published: April 28, 2009
MONTPELIER – During her years working for non-profit organizations, Peg Franzen saw the same story over and over again.
First, a person gets hit with a surprise medical problem – and they have no insurance. Then they lose their job. And finally, they lose their home.
Franzen, a retired resident of Montpelier, said she has witnessed many Vermonters between 40 and 60 years old suddenly have their entire lives derailed by the financial burdens of a medical illness because they lack health insurance.
"We really need to have a health care system that is based on moral values rather than the market economy," she said Monday.