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Vermont Health Care

Vermonters Burn Medical Bills To Protest Governor's Single-Payer Decision

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 12.19.2014 | Politics

Activists gathered Thursday at Vermont's state Capitol to protest Gov. Peter Shumlin's (D) decision to drop the state's planned conversion to a single...

State Working Toward Ambitious Health Care Goal

AP | DAVE GRAM | Posted 12.26.2013 | Politics

MONTPELIER, Vt. — MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — As states open insurance marketplaces amid uncertainty about whether they're a solution for health ca...

Supreme Court Ruling on Health Reform Points to Public, Tax-Funded Health Care Solution

Anja Rudiger | Posted 09.01.2012 | Politics
Anja Rudiger

Now that the Court has affirmed the obvious -- that government can use its tax power to act on our health care crisis -- it is time to move from rhetoric to reality.

Can An Out-of-State Union Help Vermonters Win Single-Payer?

Steve Early | Posted 08.22.2012 | Politics
Steve Early

While the nation waits for an overdue Supreme Court decision that will decide the fate of President Obama's Affordable Care Act, another health care drama with wide implications for universal health care is just starting in Vermont. Prodded by a strong grassroots movement, the Vermont legislature voted last year for a single-payer state health care system (Act 48) where every citizen will eventually be eligible for publicly funded health care.

The Economic Urgency of Health Care Reform

Gov. Peter Shumlin | Posted 10.05.2011 | Politics
Gov. Peter Shumlin

I have launched an ambitious effort to implement a single payer health care system in Vermont. Under the plan, single payer coverage will be a right and not a privilege, and will not be connected to employment. This is groundbreaking.

Vermont Becomes First State To Move Toward Universal Health Care

Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics

By Zach Howard BRATTLEBORO, Vermont -- Vermont became the first state to lay the groundwork for single-payer health care on Thursday when its g...

First Universal Health Care Bill in U.S. Marks Success of Vermont's Human Rights Movement

Anja Rudiger | Posted 07.07.2011 | Politics
Anja Rudiger

Vermonters clearly set an example with their steadfastness and unflinching readiness to take a moral stance and reject the effort to divide the community along lines of race, ethnicity or national origin.

Vermont Backs Off Attempt To Take Seniors' Federal Drug Rebates

AP | DAVE GRAM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MONTPELIER, Vt. — Top Vermont officials relented Monday, saying they would not try to collect $250 federal rebates going to some Medicare benefi...

Massachusetts is Not the Only Health Reform Model

Kenneth Thorpe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kenneth Thorpe

Whereas Massachusetts chose to make universal coverage its initial goal, Vermont's primary focus was to make health care more affordable and at the same time expand coverage.