media coverage

NHPR: "An Interesting Turn For Healthcare In Vermont"

New Hampshire Public Radio's "The Exchange" host Laura Knoy presents a segment about the recently-passed "Healthy Vermont Bill" (S.88). It features guest speakers Bob Kinzel of the Vermont Public Radio, Geoffrey Norman of the conservative blog "Vermont Tiger" and our own James Haslam, VWC director and lead organizer for the "Healthcare Is A Human Right" campaign.

Click here to listen to the recorded audio stream of this broadcast (courtesy of NHPR and Blip.TV)

Bratt Reformer: "Why the May 1 health care rally is critical for young Vermonters"

Why the May 1 health care rally is critical for young Vermonters


Saturday April 24, 2010

On May 1, there will be a "Health Care Is A Human Right" Rally at the Statehouse in Montpelier with U.S. Sen. Bernard Sanders and Vermonters from all over the state.

Bennington Banner Editorial: "Vermont's Own"

"Vermont's Own"

Friday March 5, 2010

Vermont supporters of meaningful health care reform have been floating a well-tested format that deserves more than a cursory review this year. Regardless of what happens -- or doesn't happen -- in Washington, they say,
the state would fare better with its own single-payer health care option.

Times Argus article on Jan 12 Hearing: "A call for health reform"

A call for health reform
Statehouse crowd details system's faults, horrors, urges change
by Dan Barlow

MONTPELIER – Hundreds of Vermonters filled the Statehouse Tuesday for a public forum on health care reform, with a vast majority urging lawmakers to adopt a single-payer system.

Vermont Public Radio coverage of January 6th event "Workers Lobby For Single Payer Health Care" [listen online]

(Host) Several hundred people went to the Statehouse today to lobby for a single payer health care system.

Legislative leaders promised they would explore the single payer approach, but they didn't commit to having a vote on the issue this year.

VPR's Bob Kinzel reports.

(Kinzel) The rally was organized by the Vermont Workers Center and it was the culmination of a series of public hearings that the Center held throughout the state over the past few months.

HUMAN RIGHTS DAY 2009 Press Conference With FAHC Nurses and Sen. Racine Release Healthcare Human Rights Report

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Nurses, Sen. Racine and other Vermonters Say Vermont Must lead Way to Realize Right to Healthcare For All

BURLINGTON - This Human Rights Day press conference will release a report on how Vermont can lead the way in this country to realize the human right to healthcare. The Vermont Workers’ Center has convened forums with many hundreds of Vermonters and their legislators affirming the importance of establishing a universal, equitable and accountable healthcare system. Senator Doug Racine will join nurses and leaders of the Healthcare Is A Human Right Campaign to announce that the time has come for the State of Vermont to take a lead in healthcare reform, recognizing the shortcomings of current federal efforts.

Bennington Banner article on Healthcare Is A Human Right Campaign Event
Forum rallies support for single-payer care
Posted: 11/22/2009 10:27:25 PM EST

BENNINGTON -- Several panelists spoke in favor of a single-payer health care system at a health care forum Thursday night, but significant barriers remain to achieving that goal.

The forum, organized by the Vermont Workers Centers, was meant to rally support for pushing state officials toward a single-payer system in Vermont. The center is seeking action in the upcoming legislative session on House and Senate bills that call for such a system.

Vermont AFL-CIO endorses Healthcare Is A Human Right Campaign and joins national in supporting single-payer

FAIRLEE - This past weekend, the Vermont State Labor Council, AFL-CIO convention delegates representing 9,500-members unanimously voted to "endorse H.100 and S.88 ... (and to) play a leading role together with our allies in the Healthcare is a Human Right Campaign ... in mobilizing broad public and political support for single-payer healthcare." Building a powerful movement "to change what is politically possible" with real healthcare reform is the Vermont AFL-CIO's #1 priority.