VPIRG is committed to building a universal health care system that is affordable, patient-centered, and reflects our shared values as a community.
Vermont took its first concrete steps toward this goal with the passage of Act 48 in May of 2011. The journey continues this year, as state leaders focus on controlling costs and using the federal health care law as a stepping stone to Green Mountain Care (GMC). Once fully implemented, GMC will serve every Vermonter – and become the first truly universal health care system in the nation. And unlike anywhere else in the country, we have the political will and public support to make it happen. Follow our campaign efforts here.
VPIRG is working closely with partners, legislative leaders and Governor Shumlin’s administration to make sure Vermont takes advantage of this historic opportunity. We’re also supporting several pieces of legislation that will strengthen consumer protection, expand access to care, and make sure that you have a voice in the decision-making process.
The issue of maintaining benefits for Vermonters on Catamount and VHAP will be front and center when the legislative session starts in January. We need your help to ensure our elected officials make health care affordable and accessible for all Vermonters.…Take Action
VPIRG’s been working with the Department of Vermont Care Access, who’s offering tailor-made town meeting day information kits are available at the Vermont Health Connect website. Click here to help spread the word about upcoming changes and get the information you need to start comparing health plans!
The Health Benefit Exchange, required by the federal Affordable Care Act, will open for enrollment in October 2013. Tagged, “Vermont Health Connect,” this will be a marketplace where individuals, families and small businesses in Vermont can compare health plans and select one that fits their needs and budget.…Continue reading »