Obstacle #1 to health care for all Vermonters: FUD

April 29th, 2014

By: Charles Gregory, Springfield (Charles is a single payer and Act 48 supporter)

The most effective tactic opponents of good health care have is FUD-flinging: Casting fear, uncertainty and doubt about them, much as monkeys in the zoo throw poo.  When you read an argument against health care for all, you can see which of the [...]

A single-payer healthcare system? I’m all for it!

April 12th, 2014

We wanted to share Felix’s story and observations of different healthcare systems around the world. It is long but well worth the read! Thanks, Felix.
My name is Felix, I am 26 years old and grew up in Germany. After graduating high school I traveled the world for over four years. I lived a year in [...]

Stick with Act 48; no contingency plans needed

April 6th, 2014

On March 30th we asked our supporters to encourage key elected official to stick with Act 48, Vermont’s road map to a single payer health care plan. In less than 24 hours over 100 people had sent in letters. The responses were a powerful testament to the broad support of Vermonters to accomplish this historic [...]

A Tale of Four Countries—and the Lessons They Provide for Vermont Health Care Reform

September 24th, 2013

This would suggest that a country that combines a single payer with a mostly public delivery system stands the best chance of delivering high quality health care at a reasonable price.

How to Respond to the “Health Care Freedom” Propaganda Campaign

March 12th, 2012

Marvin Malek, MD takes on the propaganda campaign of Vermonters for Health Care Freedom. He sets out a reality check on their arguments, asks if such a deceptive campaign can succeed, and offers suggestions for how we can respond.

Making Sense of Health Care Reform in H.559

March 4th, 2012

Rep. Chris Pearson (P-Burlington) tries to make sense of health care reform in H.559 while paying attention to the underlying problems within the system that still need to be addressed.

Exchanges are temporary and mandated, but single payer is the only real solution

February 14th, 2012

Ellen Oxfeld breaks out the difference between the federal Exchange, that Vermont is mandated to have by 2014, and the goal of single payer health care that is further down the road.

Critics of health care reform focused on politics, not facts

November 15th, 2011

Ethan Parke takes on the early naysayers of Vermont’s path toward health care reform who lack the hard facts that simply aren’t available yet to make such criticisms.

Single Payer Still Comes Out on Top

November 12th, 2011

Ellen Oxfeld clarifies the conclusions of the recent report from the Joint Fiscal Office and the Department of Banking, Insurance and Health Care Administration (JFO and BISHCA), especially as it relates to some claims by single payer opponents that significant savings can be gained without a unified system.

2014 Health Care Exchange Requires Legislative Fix Now

October 16th, 2011

Peter Sterling, Executive Director of the Vermont Campaign for Health Care Security, explains why action is needed by the 2012 Legislature to correct the inadequacies that will occur when the federal Health Care Exchanges are implemented in 2014.