Universal Primary Care Bill H129 Introduced in House!

We have great news in the fight for publicly financed health care for all Vermonters.  A new bill, H129, has been introduced with 48 co-sponsors in the Vermont House!   This bill proposes creating an operational plan for a publicly financed primary care system that would provide primary care, plus outpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment […]

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UNIVERSAL PRIMARY CARE—Saves Money, Saves Lives

What is primary care? “Primary care,” as defined in the Universal Primary Care study, means health services provided by health care professionals who are specifically trained for and skilled in first-contact and continuing care for individuals with signs, symptoms, or health concerns not limited by problem origin, organ system, or diagnosis, and includes pediatrics, internal […]

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Primary Care for All: Frequently Asked Questions

Why is primary care a good place to start in making health care a public good (the goal of Act 48)? Primary care is most of the care that most people receive, most of the time Primary care is inexpensive, averaging $44/person/month Primary care, when accessible to a population, is the only sector of care […]

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Talking Points for Universal Primary Care Bills

1. Universal publicly financed primary care would reduce the need for expensive hospitalizations and emergency room visits by preventing disease and treating conditions earlier. 2. It would lower health care premiums for all! (Vermont law does not allow premium rates to reflect services private insurers do not pay for). 3. Primary care could be financed […]

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