This testimony was presented by Traven Leyshon on behalf of the Healthcare Is a Human Right Campaign to the Joint Health Committee Hearing on January 29, 2015. It calls for equitable healthcare financing and demands a democratic process for implementing universal healthcare in Vermont, following the Governor’s unilateral decision not to adopt a public financing […]
This statement by organizations affiliated with the Vermont Human Rights Council responds to Gov. Shumlin’s budget address and calls on legislators to formulate a budget that meets the fundamental needs of all residents.
This statement from Put People First! Pennsylvania expresses solidarity with the Vermont Workers’ Center following Gov. Shumlin’s abandonment of the universal healthcare agenda and explains why timely healthcare reform is crucial.
This statement form the Southern Maine Workers’ Center expresses solidarity with the Vermont Workers’ Center in their protests following Gov. Shumlin’s decision to abandon his commitment to healthcare reform.
In this statement, NESRI reflects on why Vermont Governor Shumlin abandoned public healthcare financing and offers lessons and ideas for next steps for the movement in Vermont and elsewhere.
This letter calls on Vermont state legislators to end the ongoing healthcare crisis and work to develop a public financing proposal for universal healthcare that meets human rights standards.
This open letter, signed by 70 organizations, urges Gov. Shumlin not to give up on universal, equitably financed healhtcare and calls on the Vermont legislature redouble their efforts to develop and agree on a public financing plan that advances equity and realizes Vermonters’ right to healthcare.
This statement from the Vermont Workers’ Center responds to Gov. Shumlin’s failure to act on universal healthcare.
This letter, signed and submitted by over 100 economists, states that universal, publicly financed healthcare is not only economically feasible but highly preferable to a fragmented market-based insurance system.
This document explains how the testimony presented by the Vermont Workers’ Center to a joint session of the health committees translates human rights principles into health care reform.
This statement describes what is a human right to healthcare and offers recommendations to see this in action.
Despite all the celebrations about the federal health reform law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act passed in March 2010, the law fails to meet the key human rights standards of universality, equity, and accountability.
This resolution for action was created by the People’s Movement Assembly at the US Social Forum in June 2010.
Vermont’s People’s Convention for Human Rights, held in September 2012 with over 40 organizations participating, adopted this declaration of human rights, which outlines the current human rights crisis, its root causes, and the vision for realizing human rights.
This document is a statement of the Vermont Workers’ Center mission and strategic orientation.
This document poses questions and comments on the healthcare system proposals drafted by Dr. Hsiao for Green Mountain Care. It raises concerns about the delay before implementation of universal coverage, calls for the inclusion of undocumented workers under the principal of universality, and questions whether the proposals provide equity of access and financing.
This statement calls on the Vermont Legislature to protect the rights of low-income Vermonters who were forced into the federally-mandated health insurance ”exchange” marketplace pursuing the ’Affordable Care Act’. It emphasizes the importance of continued access to care for low-income people who were covered under Vermont’s Catamount and VHAP health insurance programs.
This document provides an analysis of and response to the Vermont State Administration’s healthcare financing report and was presented by the Healthcare is a Human Right Campaign to the House Committee on Health Care on January 30, 2013.
This Address on the future of Vermont’s budget and healthcare systems was delivered by the Vermont Workers’ Center and its Put People First partners. The People’s Address was given ahead of the Governor’s Budget Address and the Administration’s presentation of a financing plan for universal healthcare on January 24, 2013.
This document is the Healthcare is a Human Right Campaign’s response to leaked information regarding Vermont Governor Shumlin’s financing plans for Green Mountain Care.
This statement sets out the Vermont Campaign’s position on healthcare “benefits,” demanding a shift from a limited “benefits” model, which restricts access to care based on what is covered by an insurance plan, to a comprehensive model that guarantees access to all needed care.
This document details the shortcomings of federal healthcare reform plans and calls on Vermonters to unite in their shared values and continue their legacy as a leading force in establishing human rights by rallying for the human right to universal, publicly financed healthcare.
This statement by the Vermont Workers’ Center calls on Governor Shumlin’s administration and the board responsible for the development of Green Mountain Care’s budget and benefits package to continually guide its decisions by the human rights principles outlined in Act 48 — universality, equity (of access and financing), transparency and accountability, participation. The statement notes […]
This statement by the Vermont Workers’ Center calls for equitable, public financing of Vermont’s universal healthcare system (Green Mountain Care) through income taxes based on ability to pay as well as a progressive payroll tax paid by employers.
This statement by the Vermont Workers’ Center calls on the Governor Shumlin’s administration to replace costly health insurance premiums and out-of-pocket costs with an equitable financing mechanism. It explains why “benefits packages” do not meet people’s health needs and places limitations on their ability to get comprehensive care.
This document is a joint statement by the Vermont Workers’ Center, Vermont AFL-CIO, Vermont Federation of Nurses & Health Professionals Local 5221, and United Electrical Workers Northeast Region calling for integration/alignment of workers’ compensation with Vermont’s universal healthcare coverage (Green Mountain Care).