Ensuring all Vermonters have access to quality, affordable health care.

Right now, twenty cents of every dollar we spend goes to pay for health care costs, and a third of all Vermonters either can’t afford their health insurance, or they have no insurance at all. We need to fix our broken system by driving down the costs, and engaging the public in important decisions around our state’s health care future. Our job is to ensure that the voice of average Vermonters is heard as we fight to create system that is fair, affordable, and ensures everyone has access to the quality care they need.



Recent Health Care News

View VPIRG’s Interactive Health Care Webinar

View VPIRG's Interactive Health Care Webinar

Over 200 people from 6 different states took part in VPIRG’s interactive health care webinar Health Reform 2012 – What’s Next and Why it Matters on Tuesday, February 7th. Click here to download a recording of this event.

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Vermont House Passes Health Reform Bill (H.559)

Vermont House Passes Health Reform Bill (H.559)

On Friday afternoon, after two days of grueling debate, the Vermont House of Representatives passed the health reform bill (H.559) with a vote of 88-38. The legislation marks the next big step towards high quality, affordable health care for every Vermonter.

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Second Health Care Webinar Draws 100 Small Businesses

Second Health Care Webinar Draws 100 Small Businesses

Co-sponsored by the Small Business Majority, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) and the Vermont Public Interest Research Group (VPIRG), Tuesday’s webinar featured presentations from members of the Green Mountain Care Board, prominent Vermont small business owners and representatives from the State of Vermont Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities & Health Care Administration (BISCHA).

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Over 200 Individuals Participate in VPIRG’s Interactive Health Care Webinar

Over 200 Individuals Participate in VPIRG’s Interactive Health Care Webinar

Over 200 people from 6 different states took part in VPIRG’s interactive health care webinar Health Reform 2012 – What’s Next and Why it Matters on Tuesday, February 7th. A recording of this event is available for download at VPIRG’s Health Care Action Center at www.vpirg.org/hcaction. The event brought top state experts on health care reform ...

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Legislative Preview: What’s on the Docket for 2012?

Legislative Preview: What's on the Docket for 2012?

We continue to work toward building a clean, renewable, reliable energy future for our state. VPIRG is working to pass a bill ensuring that a greater portion of your electricity comes from renewable sources. And, with 50% of Vermont’s electricity already coming from clean energy sources like solar, wind, and hydropower, our goal, ...

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Vermont’s Health Care Road Map

Vermont's Health Care Road Map

The passage of Act 48 in 2011 puts Vermont on the path to a new universal and publicly financed health care system called Green Mountain Care (GMC). The Vermont’s Health Care Road Map brochure provides an introduction to the law and the time line for decision-making.

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GMC Board Nominees Hit the Ground Running

GMC Board Nominees Hit the Ground Running

Time is short and the workload is immense. The inaugural members of Vermont’s Green Mountain Care Board took their seat at the table this fall and have been hard at work ever since. The Board was created by the Vermont legislature in 2011 to oversee the design and implementation of Green Mountain Care, the state’s vision ...

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