Since when is saving $378 million too expensive?

Brattleboro Reformer Peter Shumlin got it wrong when he backed down from implementing a single-payer healthcare system in Vermont in 2014. Five years later, middle and lower income people all over Vermont are struggling even harder to meet the rising costs of health care. The recent state survey found that 3 percent of Vermonters under […]

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Support universal primary health care

Times Argus Five years after most of the provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) came into effect, the health care law is still a political hot button issue that has been embroiled in legal challenges since President Obama signed it into law in 2010. Republicans have tried multiple times – unsuccessfully […]

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Please consider H. 129 health care bill

Brattleboro Reformer   Editor of the Reformer, The following letter was sent to our VT House health care committee members: Dear Rep. Lippert and fellow Vermont House Health Care Committee members, I was delighted to see that Brian Cina’s bill has been introduced and sent to your committee for consideration. After looking over your agenda […]

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Medicare for All Deserves Support

Bennington Banner To the Editor: Over half of Americans delay or don’t get health care because they can’t afford it. That’s because we are the only wealthy nation which does not have universal health care. Thirty million of us are uninsured and many more are underinsured. Even though insured, high deductibles, coinsurance, and copayments keep […]

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Time to guarantee health care for all

Bennington Banner To the Editor: Soon after we opened the Bennington Free Clinic, a 45-year-old woman with severe low back pain came for evaluation. She could barely get onto the exam table because of her pain and needed to be assisted by me and our nurse. She told of how the pain had started about […]

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Medicare for All Deserves Support

Bennington Banner For-profit health care is destroying our nation. Small business proprietors are driven out of business trying to cover the ever rising (8-10 percent) cost of health care premiums. Medications are rising at over 10 percent. Larger companies have trouble giving deserved raises when the cost of care is rising so quickly. Today, the […]

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Another Health Insurance Rate Hike – Really?

Caledonian Record To the Editor: On Tuesday, July 24, I attended the MVP Rate Review Hearing with the Green Mountain Care Board in Montpelier. I must admit, it was my first hearing of this kind, and going in, I did not think I held any real expectations. It was to be mostly a first-person learning […]

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Single payer is the solution

Rutland Herald I am completely disheartened that the Legislature of Vermont has repeated the mistake of the Affordable Care Act by penalizing those of us who choose not to buy private health care insurance. It was right to repeal the ACA mandate because it required private citizens to purchase private insurance through the force of […]

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Primary care bill a good start

The Times Argus A recent letter in The Times Argus by Frank Mazur points out a new bill in Congress that would allow physicians to provide pro bono health care to 20 patients in return for them agreeing to accept Medicaid patients and to allow them a tax write-off for so doing. This really hit […]

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Inequitable health care is a national scandal

Bennington Banner  To the Editor: Equity and equal have the same derivation. In the case of health care, it means that necessary care would be provided to everyone and not be dependent upon income, social status, race, etc. Is our current system of health care equitable? I think not. In spite of Obamacare, there are […]

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