Healthcare Is a Human Right

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.

Healthcare Is a Human Right Campaign calls on Administration to commit to equitable financing of universal healthcare now

*** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ***
Date: October 15, 2012
Contact: Avery Book, avery@workerscenter.org802-343-7565, Vermont
Workers' Center
See website:  www.workerscenter.org

Healthcare Is a Human Right Campaign calls on Administration to commit
to equitable financing of universal healthcare now

Burlington, VT -  In response to recent remarks by Administration

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.

Lyndonville Community Forum: What's next for Universal Healthcare in Vermont?

Location

Lyndon State College Lyndonville , VT
Vermont

An information session on the next steps for implementing a universal healthcare system in Vermont. A great opportunity to come out and have your questions answered about the road ahead for healthcare. Sponsors include the Healthcare is a Human Right Campaign- Vermont Workers' Center, Vermont Leads- Single Payer Now!, and others.

Washington Country Put People First Candidates Forum

Location

Montpelier High School
5 High School Drive
Montpelier , VT
Vermont

Put People First Candidate Forums - Candidates for the state legislature will answer questions and hear from their constituents on the issues we deal with everyday such as healthcare, workers' rights, healthy environment and other important human rights issues in our communities.

Out of respect for people with multiple chemical sensitivities, please refrain from using chemically-scented products when attending this event. For ASL interpreters and disability-related requests, please contact Joyce Werntgen(802-229-5472 or joywert (at) yahoo.com) at least 5 days before the event.

Hardwick Community Forum: What's next for Universal Healthcare in Vermont?

Location

TBA Barton , VT
Vermont

An information session on the next steps for implementing a universal healthcare system in Vermont. A great opportunity to come out and have your questions answered about the road ahead for healthcare. Sponsors include the Healthcare is a Human Right Campaign- Vermont Workers' Center, Vermont Leads- Single Payer Now!, and others.

Windham Community Forum: What's next for Universal Healthcare in Vermont?

Location

Brattleboro Savings and Loan (Community Room)
221 Main St.
Brattleboro , VT
Vermont

An information session on the next steps for implementing a universal healthcare system in Vermont. A great opportunity to come out and have your questions answered about the road ahead for healthcare. Sponsors include the Healthcare is a Human Right Campaign- Vermont Workers' Center, Vermont Leads- Single Payer Now!, and others.

For more information, contact Shela Hinton: shela@workerscenter.org, 802-275-2363.

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