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

Director’s Note on the 2014 Session

Director's Note on the 2014 Session

VICTORIES on GMOs, Toxics, Solar, and more! If you support VPIRG because we’re the kind of organization that takes on the tough fights on important issues and gets results, then I have good news for you. Our advocates, organizers, interns and member volunteers just completed one of the most successful legislative sessions in VPIRG’s 42 year history. ...

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2014 VPIRG Legislative Accomplishments

2014 VPIRG Legislative Accomplishments

VPIRG took on some of the nation’s most powerful corporate interests in the 2014 legislative session, and we won! From landmark legislation requiring GMO foods to be labeled to expanding opportunities for Vermont families to go solar, this was an incredible year. We also helped to pass a new law that will help protect kids ...

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Vermont Health Connect Deadline Approaches

Vermont Health Connect Deadline Approaches

If you do not have health insurance you only have one week left to sign up with Vermont Health Connect for April 1st coverage. Open enrollment in Vermont Health Connect is coming to an end, so make sure you get covered today. If you miss this year’s open enrollment period you might not be able ...

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Dental Practitioner Bill Clears First Hurdle

Dental Practitioner Bill Clears First Hurdle

Yesterday the Senate Government Operations Committee Voted 4-1 to pass S.35, a bill that would allow mid-level dental providers, called dental practitioners, to practice in Vermont.  Dental practitioners have a higher level of training than a hygienist, but not the same level of training as dentists.  S.35 would allow dental practitioners to do all the ...

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Help us Expand Access to Dental Care in Vermont

Help us Expand Access to Dental Care in Vermont

Vermont has the oldest average age for dentists in the entire country. In fact, in less than eight years, a third of the dentists in Vermont will have retired. Help address the looming dental crisis in Vermont by signing this petition calling for licensed dental practitioners today! One tool in the toolbox available to decision makers that ...

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Governor Addresses Joint Health Care Committees

Governor Addresses Joint Health Care Committees

Today Governor Shumlin addressed the members of the House and Senate health care committees and called on them to reaffirm their commitment to transitioning to a single payer health care system in 2017. His remarks focused on the roll out of Vermont Health Connect and what this means for the state’s future health care plans. The ...

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2014 Legislative Priorities: Health Care

2014 Legislative Priorities: Health Care

Moving Health Care Forwards, Not Backwards Most Vermonters recognize that our state has work to do when it comes to replacing our current for-profit health care system with one that’s affordable, high-quality, and available to all. Proponents of our broken health care system have signaled that during the legislative session, they’re planning to grandstand, obstruct and pull ...

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Health Care Webinar Recording

Health Care Webinar Recording

In case you missed our health care webinar (or you loved it so much you wanted to watch it again) we have made a recording available that you can access by clicking here. If you still have questions regarding health care reform in Vermont, feel free to email them to vthealthconnect@state.vt.us. Stay tuned for more ...

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