Real health care Reform, NOW!

Congressman Welch was joined by VPIRG, Vermont Tent Company, Vermont NEA, Vermont AFL-CIO, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility, the Vermont Health Care Ombudsman, TrueMajority, and Vermont Teamsters supporting strong federal health care legisation this year. While there is debate in Washington over whether the reform measure should include a public…

Read More

10,000+ Rally for Health Care Reform

On June 25, over 10,000 people rallied in Upper Senate Park in Washington, D.C. for health care reform this year. Our message to Congress was clear: We need real health care reform in 2009 and we can’t wait. VPIRG leads the Vermont state coalition for the national Health Care for…

Read More

Vermont Yankee is not right for Vermont

The Vermont Legislature will decide whether to allow Entergy to continue to operate Vermont Yankee nuclear plant for another 20 years. The plant is scheduled to close in 2012 when its 40 year design life expires, but Entergy, their corporate owners, want it to run for 20 more years. It…

Read More

Support Campaign Finance Reform

The Senate in the 2009 Legislative Session passed a bill putting reasonable limits on the amount of money individuals, parties and special interest groups may donate to campaigns. This bill is very similar to legislation passed the previous year, which Governor Douglas vetoed. We need a strong showing of support…

Read More

Without reform, health costs will double

Without health reform, premiums and deductibles for Vermonters with employer provided insurance will nearly double by 2016, according to a new VPIRG report. VPIRG attributes these high costs to wasteful health spending and the insurance and pharmaceutical industries that profit from it. “At a time when our state legislators and…

Read More