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Current VBSR Action on Health Care Policy

VBSR Health Care Reform Petition

In May 2011, Vermont passed Act 48, putting the state on the path to a universal health care system. Reform is still underway and the Vermont Legislature will face a number of major health care policy questions over the next several years.

Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility believes the state can no longer depend on employer-sponsored insurance as its backbone. Since 1992, VBSR has argued that health care is an economic development issue. The fact that our businesses have coped with double-digit increases in health care premiums almost annually is proof. We call for de-coupling health insurance from employment and for public financing based on ability to pay.

We urge our elected officials to recommit to Act 48, which states: “The purpose of Green Mountain Care is to provide, as a public good, comprehensive, affordable, high-quality, publicly financed health care coverage for all Vermont residents in a seamless and equitable manner regardless of income, assets, health status, or availability of other health coverage.” (33 V.S.A. § 1821)

Sign the petition here.

View VBSR's 2010 Health Care Reform Policy Statement

 

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For More Information

VBSR Testimony to House Health Care Committee - Friday, Jan. 11, 2013

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Health Care Position Papers

VBSR Testimony to House Regarding Health Care Initiatives and Funding

March 25, 2015

Vermont businesses, doctors call for health care cost shift fix

February 26, 2015

Health Care Cost Shift

February 17, 2015

VBSR Testimony - House Health Care Committee, Re: Governor’s Budget Proposal

Feb 3rd, 2013

Testimony to House Health Care re: Single-Payer Bill

February 10, 2011

2010 Legislative Session Health Care Reform Policy Statement

Testimony to Joint Health Committee- March 23, 2010

Testimony to Senate Health- April 9, 2008

2008 Health Care Testimony to House Health-#2

Priority actions for 2008

2008 Health Care Testimony to Senate Health and Welfare

Real reform needed

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