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

Vermont Health Connect: What’s the Plan?

Vermont Health Connect: What's the Plan?

We’ve all been hearing about Vermont Health Connect in the news lately and we know you have a lot of questions. Here at VPIRG we’ve heard your concerns, and as always we want to make sure you have all the facts. New changes have been announced about enrollment in Vermont Health Connect and keeping you ...

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Stand Up for Your Smile

Stand Up for Your Smile

We have a serious dental problem in Vermont, more than one in six of our friends and neighbors cannot get the dental care they need because they can’t afford it, or they simply can’t find a dentist. While we will not be able to fix this problem overnight, there are concrete steps we can take ...

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What’s your story?

Vermont Health Connect is here! While Vermonters are starting to pick new plans on Vermont Health Connect, we are already hearing stories from some of the thousands of Vermonters who will be positively impacted by the reform. If health care reform is helping you, your family or your business, we want to hear ...

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Vermont Health Connect Resources Webinar

Vermont Health Connect Resources Webinar

On September 12th VPIRG hosted our interactive webinar “Enrolling Your Community in Vermont Health Connect”.The Webinar brought in health care experts from across the state to answer Vermonter’s questions and show them where they can get one on one help enrolling in Vermont Health Connect. Below you can find a recording of the webinar as ...

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Enrolling Your Community in Vermont Health Connect

Enrolling Your Community in Vermont Health Connect

Join us September 12th at noon for an interactive webinar to help you and your community get ready to begin enrolling in Vermont Health Connect. VPIRG and our partners from the Department of Vermont Health Access, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility and the Vermont Campaign for health Care Security will fill you in on the ...

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Green Mountain Care Board Lowers Rates for the Exchange

Green Mountain Care Board Lowers Rates for the Exchange

Yesterday the Green Mountain Care Board announced that they will require MVP and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont to lower their rates for health insurance to be offered through Vermont Health Connect. Blue Cross will lower their average premium rates by 4.3% and while MVP will be reduced by 5.3%. This decision means that ...

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VPIRG Statement on ACA Business Mandate Announcement

VPIRG Statement on ACA Business Mandate Announcement

Yesterday the Obama Administration announced that they would not require large businesses to provide health insurance to their employees until 2015. VPIRG Consumer Protection Advocate Falko Schilling commented on the decision saying “Yesterday’s announcement from Washington, D.C. has little effect on the options Vermonters will have for purchasing health insurance next year, or the progress ...

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