peg franzen

Testimony on H.559, Healthcare Is a Human Right

Vermont Workers’ Center, Healthcare Is a Human Right Campaign
Testimony on H.559
February 7, 2012

Good afternoon. I am Peg Franzen, President of the Vermont Workers’ Center. I first want to thank you for this opportunity to testify about the implementation of Vermont’s pioneering health reform law. This is a very important process, and I’d like to thank you for moving this process along in a serious, considered and participatory way. I’d also like to share with you the ideas and suggestions our members have about some of the provisions in this particular bill, H.559.

RELEASE: VT House passes H.202 92-49, Takes Step Towards Making Healthcare A Human Right

Vermont Takes Step Towards Making Healthcare a Human Right

Healthcare Is a Human Right Campaign welcomes passage of universal healthcare bill (H. 202) by Vermont House

Montpelier, VT -- Statehouse -- On Thursday, March 24, members of the grassroots Healthcare Is a Human Right Campaign cheered on as the Vermont House of Representatives voted 92 - 49 to pass the universal healthcare bill, H.202. The House bill passed as a result of thousands of Vermonters speaking out and demanding that healthcare be treated as a human right and provided as a public good.

Rutland Herald/Times Argus Op-Ed, VWC President Peg Franzen

Rutland Herald and Times Argus
Guest Sunday Editorial - Published: January 23, 2011

"Vermont can lead the way"


We do things differently in Vermont. Rarely has there been a week that showed so clearly how independent Vermonters are from national politicking.

As federal lawmakers moved toward repealing President Obama’s health reform law, Vermont took a step toward a different and much better system.