healthcare

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.

What’s happening with healthcare reform in Vermont?

What’s happening with healthcare reform in Vermont?

We knew that 2012 was going to be a confusing and frustrating year on the road to universal healthcare in Vermont. When Vermont passed its groundbreaking universal healthcare law in 2011, it included a long transition process, starting with the problematic step of setting up an insurance exchange, a marketplace required by the federal Affordable Care Act.

Statement on the Green Mountain Care financing and benefits debate

DATE: January 27, 2012

TO: Robin Lunge, Director of Health Reform

FROM: Vermont Workers’ Center - Healthcare Is a Human Right Campaign

CC: Anya Rader-Wallack, Dr. Karen Hein, Con Hogan, Albert Gobeille, Dr. Allan Ramsay, Georgia Maheras, Mark Larson, Sen. Claire Ayer, Rep. Michael Fisher,

SUBJECT: Statement on the Green Mountain Care financing and benefits debate

Community Roundtable on Healthcare In Brattleboro

What should VERMONTERS with a WHOLE HEALTH VISION KNOW & DO about Health Bill H2O2 ?

Come to a COMMUNITY ROUNDTABLE Wednesday May 25, 2011 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Come at 6:30 p.m. for Social Time & Tea Marlboro Graduate Center
28 Vernon Street Brattleboro, Vermont

With the Health Bill H202 being signed by Gov.Shumlin on 5/26/2011

Vermont is at an exciting time!!

Come and join the exploration of how all voices can be at the table, representing the needs and values of all Vermonters.

Short introductions by members of various local organizations (see below),

Press Release: Healthcare Is a Human Right Campaign Welcomes Conference Committee Reconciliation of H.202

Healthcare Is a Human Right Campaign Welcomes Conference Committee Reconciliation of H.202
Principle of Universality Restored Through the Efforts of Vermonters

Montpelier, VT -- Statehouse -- Members of the grassroots Healthcare Is a Human Right campaign cheered on Tuesday, May 3, as the conference committee voted to accept a reconciled version of the universal healthcare bill, H.202.

"Health reform Activists push for addition to bill" April 16 Times Argus/Rutland Herald

Health reform Activists push for addition to bill
By Thatcher Moats

VERMONT PRESS BUREAU - Published: April 16, 2011
MONTPELIER — Activists worried that the health care reform bill pending in the Legislature has been watered down to please business interests came to the Statehouse on Friday to remind lawmakers of the “original intent” of the legislation.

OP-ED: "Beyond the market: Why we must treat health care as a public good"

Beyond the market: Why we must treat health care as a public good

By James Haslam
Published Rutland Herald/Times Argus: April 17, 2011

Vermont is in the midst of a human rights crisis that has been brought on by allowing the market to control one of the most important parts of our lives: our health.

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