Midwifery Bill passes Senate!

Late April 6th, the Senate voted overwhelming in favor S.15, which guarantees coverage for midwifery services in Vermont. The bill will end the discrimination against expecting mothers who would prefer to have their child in the comfert and supportive environment of their own home but currently have to pay for…

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Health Care passes the House 89 to 47

On Thursday March 24th, the House of Representatives passed Vermont's comprehensive health care reform bill H.202 in a 89-47 vote. This bill is the first step on the path towards a health care system that is universal, affordable, transparent - and fair. Everyone participates, and most importantly, everyone would be…

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House voting on Health Care Reform

The Vermont House of Representatives is debating Vermont's comprehensive health care reform bill (H.202), and will likely vote on it on Thursday March 23rd. In the next few hours there will be attempts to stall the bill, and there will be amendments introduced to weaken it.

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5 Reasons to Support Green Mountain Care & H.202

Green Mountain Care is a universal health care program that will provide every Vermont resident with coverage for and access to high-quality, essential health services through a single payment system. It will take us a few years to get there, but H.202 is a bold and necessary step towards this…

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Health Care Hearings Postponed

The public hearing on state health care reform scheduled for this past Monday has been postponed until next Monday, the 14th, on account of the weather. It's still being hosted by the House and Senate Health Care Committees from 6-8 pm, just a week later (hopefully we'll all be…

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Health care needs to be open & transparent

As Vermont transitions from a private insurance system to one that is publicly-financed and universal, it is critical that the daily concerns of our families and small businesses are not swept under the rug. This is a real danger and we need your help to stop it from happening.

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Gov. Shumlin releases ambitious health care bill

Tuesday, Gov. Shumlin laid out his plan for making dependable, affordable health care a reality in Vermont. This is an historic moment for our state and is the most ambitious plan in the nation for implementing the federal health care law passed last year.

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Health Care 3.0 webinar recording

Thursday evening's webinar on Dr. Hsiao's three proposed health care plans and the future of health care reform in Vermont went incredibly well. Thanks to everyone who made what was our first ever webinar possible, and everyone who called in to get the inside scoop on where health care…

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Health Care 3.0 webinar recording and Q&A

Thursday evening's webinar on Dr. Hsiao's three proposed health care plans and the future of health care reform in Vermont went incredibly well. Thanks to everyone who made what was our first ever webinar possible, and everyone who called in to get the inside scoop on where health care…

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Health Care 3.0: What’s next

On Wednesday January 19th Vermont’s expert consulting team, led by Harvard economist Dr. William Hsiao, will release three design options for the future of health care in our state. On January 20th VPIRG is teaming up with Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility, Families USA and Governor Shumlin’s top health…

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