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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

 

Do you have questions about Vermont's health care reform plans?

We recommend watching this video - "Take two minutes to become an expert in single-payer health care."

 

For More Information

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

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Health Care Position Papers

2008 Health Care Testimony to House Health

Stop fragmenting insurnace pools

VBSR Health Care Survey Report 2008

2007 Health Care Reform Testimony- 2

Support for Vermont Hospital Security Plan

2007 Health Care Reform Testimony- 1

Universal Access to Health Care

Health Care as an Economic Development Issue (2004)

The Essentials of Health Care in Vermont (1994)

The Case for Universal Health Care (1992)

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