Advocates press for universal primary care

January 24, 2018

 VT Digger 

If state legislators needed a cheering section for enacting universal primary health care, they got one Tuesday night.

During a public hearing jointly hosted by the House Health Care and Senate Health and Welfare committees, more than 50 people expressed support for a publicly funded health plan that would provide primary care for all.

The financing and administrative details of such a plan have yet to be worked out. But lawmakers said the stories they heard during two and a half hours of testimony reinforced the need for a more accessible primary care system.

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