March 25, 2015
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)
View VBSR's 2010 Health Care Reform Policy Statement
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For More Information
Health Care Position Papers
February 26, 2015
February 17, 2015
February 10, 2011
Priority actions for 2008
Real reform needed