media coverage

Congressman Peter Welch Healthcare Forum in Williston Draws 50+, Next up White River Junction on Oct 17

Williston - On Saturday October 10th Peter Welch held a forum on healthcare at Williston Central School which drew over 50 people, including a bunch of right wing opponents to healthcare reform.

We are happy to report that dozens of Healthcare is a Human Right supporters spoke out demanding that healthcare not be treated as a commodity and pointed out that healthcare is not like auto insurance.

Rutland Herald & Times Argus Editorial on Healthcare Is A Human Right Campaign

Rutland Herald & Times Argus, October 8, 2009

Inherent Compassion

The campaign by Vermont activists to push for a single-payer health care system for the state of Vermont begins with a moral imperative and moves to a practical proposal.

Rutland People's Forum on Healthcare draws 85+ participants, lead story in Rutland Herald

10.7.09 108_1_0.JPGRUTLAND HERALD: Is health care a human right?
Campaign makes case for universal care at forum

By Brent Curtis Staff Writer - Published: October 7, 2009

RUTLAND - With conditions here and there, every legislator in the room Tuesday night agreed that health care was a "right" — or at least a "national value."

Vermont Public Radio report on Healthcare is A Human Right Campaign

VPR: "Forums push single-payer health plan" Thursday, 10/01/09


(Host) A Burlington group that advocates for workers is holding a series of forums around the state to persuade lawmakers that they should adopt a single-payer health care plan.

VPR's Ross Sneyd has more.

(Sneyd) The Vermont Workers' Center is already disappointed in the health care debate in Washington.
James Haslam is director of the center.

Brattleboro Reformer artice on Bratteboro People's Forum on Healthcare

Legislators vow to push health care

Sept 30, 2009
By Chris Garofolo, Brattleboro Reformer

BRATTLEBORO -- Under pressure from two of the state’s most active health care advocate groups, six Windham County lawmakers vowed to push for a universal health care bill when they return to Montpelier next January.
The five Democrats and one Progressive voiced their opinions at the Tuesday night People’s Forum on Health Care at Brattleboro Union High School.

People's Forum in Bennington Draws 50+

Article in Bennington Banner

Care for all, but how?
Posted: 09/24/2009 11:00:26 PM EDT

BENNINGTON -- Local lawmakers agreed Thursday that health care is a human right, but finding the right way to deliver it is proving difficult.

The Vermont Workers Center sponsored a Health Care is a Human Right forum in Bennington Thursday night where area residents relayed their troubles and struggles with health care. And lawmakers relayed the challenges they face to correct the system.

100+ Turnout for Washinton County People's Forum

Article in Times Argus and Rutland Herald

Slow pace of health care reform sparks ire

By Louis Porter Vermont Press Bureau - Published: September 23, 2009

MONTPELIER – More than two decades ago, Liz Zundel of Barre was diagnosed with lupus, a treatable but incurable illness. Although she had a young child she worked full time, in large part, so she would have health insurance, although according to her prognosis she was unlikely to survive more than a few years.

Lots of Media Coverage for Healthcare Is A Human Right Campaign

As President Obama's speech has taken our country's broken healthcare system once again to the center stage, its increasingly clear that struggle to truly make healthcare a public good for all will be up to state's like Vermont. Our Healthcare Is A Human Right Campaign has been getting lots of media coverage.

Single-payer health care: dead in Washington, but alive in the states: Insurance companies may be winning the fight in Washington, but California and Vermont are on the cusp of comprehensive reform." read here: