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 task. Below are two letters that were submitted.
Vermont Can Lead the Nation
By: Steve Cota, Barnard
Once again Vermont can lead the Nation toward better living by instituting a Single Payer Health care system. The USA is the only Industrialized country in the world that doesn’t have some sort of socialized medicine available to all it’s citizens, not just the VA and people over 65. Why do we continue to let private Insurance companies rake in profits on younger insured’s and then use taxpayer money to pay for our care when we get old and actually need care? We need everyone to pay into one single system from their first paycheck on, and have that money grow until we need to use it in our old age. At the very least we need to get away from the absurd idea that somehow our Employers should be responsible for our healthcare! We can provide the template for other States, and the Nation to follow. Let’s get this done!
Please Support Act 48, Vermont’s road map to Single Payer
By: Dr. Jack Mayer, Middlebury