healthcare is a human right campaign

Call of Action: Tell Legislators to Say NO to Insurance Companies!

CALL TO ACTION: Stand Up Against Insurance Companies as Health Reform Moves Forward! As our elected representatives take cautious steps toward universal healthcare in Vermont, let’s make sure they are not following the insurance companies’ road map! Even though the next stretch of the rocky road toward universal healthcare only brings us a new marketplace, the “Exchange,” as required by federal law, insurance companies are already trying to derail us.

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

Health Care Reform Financing Listening Sessions

What: The Agency of Administration is hosting four listening sessions across Vermont to help inform the design of future health care reform financing plans. These sessions will include presentations on the challenges facing Vermont’s health care system, how health care is financed currently in Vermont, and an overview of Vermont’s revenue system. Participants will use these informational presentations and their own experiences to offer input on the potential impact of various financing sources on Vermont businesses and on the state’s economy and economic climate.

Statement released on Green Mountain care Board

“Healthcare System Transition Will Follow Human Rights Principles”

First Day of Work for Green Mountain Care Board

MONTPELIER, VT - The Healthcare Is a Human Right Campaign has released a statement (see:, signed by campaign leaders from every corner of the state, reminding Vermonters of the purpose and principles guiding the Green Mountain Care board, which begins its work today to transition Vermont toward a unified, universal healthcare system intended to provide healthcare as a public good.

WORKSHOP @ JWJ Conference: Human Rights and Organizing: The Grassroots Struggle for Universal Healthcare

WORKSHOP BLOCK 1: August 6th, 11:15 AM-12:45 PM -- Embassy

Human Rights and Organizing: The Grassroots Struggle for Universal Healthcare

Presented by Vermont Workers’ Center - JWJ

Overview: The Vermont Workers’ Center has just achieved a historic victory to pass the country’s first universal healthcare law. We will breakdown how we won this fight, share key tools and strategies, and discuss the potential for building nationally on this issue.

This workshop will highlight:

* Popular education tools for healthcare organizing

July 4th Parade in Brattleboro - "Sail" For Healthcare!

"Sail" for Healthcare on July 4th!

The Vermont Workers' Center & Healthcare Is A Human Right campaign will be marching in the Brattleboro July 4 parade. We have our banner from the May 1st rally, and in addition a canvas human-powered "boat" to "sail" behind the banner. The boat is made up of several panels, held by marchers to form the shape of a boat. Along the sides of the boat it says, "We're all in the same boat."