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

Health Care Experts Come to Morrisville

Health Care Experts Come to Morrisville

Speaker of the House Shap Smith and Representative Peter Peltz hosted our Morrisville health care forum on December 13th, hailed by many who attended as a huge success. An expert panel comprised of BISHCA Commissioner Steve Kimbell, incoming Chair of the House Health Care Committee Mike Fisher and Chair of the Senate Committee on Appropriations ...

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Roundtable discussions on health care coming to Morrisville and Huntington

In May, Gov. Peter Shumlin signed Vermont’s landmark health reform law, moving us one step closer to a health care system that’s fair, patient-centered, and affordable for everyone. It’s an exciting vision, but you may be wondering: “What does this mean for my family?” and “How will this affect my business or medical practice?” ...

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Health Care Listening Session in Brattleboro Tonight

Health Care Listening Session in Brattleboro Tonight

It’s full steam ahead on health care reform and we’re gearing up for the 2012 legislative session. State leaders have key decisions to make and we need your help to make sure Vermont stays on the right path to a health care system that’s fair, patient-centered, and affordable for all.

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Victory in Barre-common sense wins.

Last month the Barre Development Review Board voted 6-0 to deny a local midwife’s request to operate a small office out of her home after hearing from neighbors who argued that “women — particularly pregnant women — would have difficulty safely backing out of (the midwife’s) driveway.” After hearing this, VPIRG invited our members to ...

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2011 Legislative Accomplishments

The 2011 legislative session was filled with victories on VPIRG-backed legislation across each of our program areas. With a new governor in office for the first time in eight years, our small state suddenly had opportunities to pass the kind of major policy initiatives that our friends in other parts of the country could only ...

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Green Mountain Care Conference Call with Gov. Shumlin

Green Mountain Care Conference Call with Gov. Shumlin

On Wednesday, May 25th, Govenor Shumlin joined VPIRG on a conference call to talk about the landmark health care law that was signed into law on May 26th. On the call were VPIRG’s Health Care Advocate Cassnadra Gekas, Dan Barlow from Vermont Buisnesses for Social Responsibility, Dr. Deb Richter from Vermont for Single Payer, and ...

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Gov. Shumlin Signs Green Mountain Care into law.

Gov. Shumlin Signs Green Mountain Care into law.

With the signing of Green Mountain Care into law, Vermont has become a leader for the rest of the country to follow in ensuring all its citizens have access to affordable health care, though this is only the beginning of the battle.

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Health Care Conference call with Gov. Shumlin

Health Care Conference call with Gov. Shumlin

Next Thursday, Gov. Shumlin will sign into law the landmark health care bill (H.202) that puts Vermont on a clear path to a health care system that’s fair, covers everyone and puts medical decisions back in the hands of patients and providers – all without breaking the bank.

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