Health Care Bill passes Senate Health Care committee

The Senate Health Care Committee passed the health care bill 5-0 Wednesday, beating back the worst amendments that would have given far more power to insurance companies and jeopardized this rare opportunity we have to ensure that every Vermonter has access affordable health care.

Thanks to the Committee members for their hard work and commitment to comprehensive reform. The bill is moving to the Senate Finance committee next, with VPIRG Health Care Advocate Cassandra Gekas working with key Senators to ensure that it stays as strong as possible.

We’ll keep you updated on the bill’s progress as it moves through the Senate.  For the most up-to-date information on health care and all our campaigns, “like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vpirg.