Photo: UVM Medical Center nurse and union member Maggie Belensz testifies on July 20th at the Green Mountain Care Board.
For Immediate Release: 10 August 2017
Contact: Keith Brunner, 802.363.9615
Healthcare is a Human Right Campaign responds to decision on Vermont Health Connect rates
For Immediate Release: 20 July 2017
Contact: Keith Brunner, 802-363-9615
Healthcare is a Human Right Campaign condemns proposed rate hikes, calls for Act 48
Montpelier - Today over thirty people attended a public forum held by the Green Mountain Care Board to oppose proposed health insurance rate hikes.
Remarks by VWC president Ellen Schwartz at 6/8 Brattleboro rally to support Vermont's teachers. Photo credit: Ann Braden
***NOTE: As of July 12th, this position has since been filled.***
The Vermont Workers’ Center (VWC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporation founded in 1998 as a membership organization. The VWC organizes for economic and social justice in Vermont.
Today, the US House of Representatives passed a healthcare bill that if signed into law, would eliminate health insurance for 24 million Americans, cut Medicaid benefits, and endanger insurance for people with preexisting conditions - all while giving a significant tax break to the billionaire class.
Next Monday, May 1st, millions of low-income and working people across the world are planning to hit the streets for immigrant and workers' rights, disability justice, real climate solutions and an end to racial oppression.
On Monday night, the Republicans in Washington revealed their plans for replacing the Affordable Care Act. Unsurprisingly, their plan would hurt poor and working-class people and women while creating billions of dollars of new tax giveaways to corporations and the wealthy.
Organizing is the antidote to attacks on the human right to health care. Please consider becoming a member of the Vermont Workers’ Center so we can resist these attacks together, and join us in organizing in our communities and supporting front-line healthcare workers who are organizing for a voice in the healthcare system.