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7 Days: Like Health Care Reform? So Does the Vermont Workers' Center

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Like Health Care Reform? So Does the Vermont Workers' Center

BY KEVIN J. KELLEY [05.11.11]

More than a thousand chanting and sign-waving Vermonters marched to the Statehouse two Sundays ago in Montpelier. They formed a sea of red, on account of T-shirts worn by hundreds of members of the Vermont Workers’ Center. And it was no accident that the group’s third annual health care rally coincided with May Day — the international workers’ holiday.

Huffington Post: Vermont Senate Passes Bill for Universal, Publicly Financed Health Care

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/anja-rudiger/vermont-single-payer-_b_85399...

Vermont Senate Passes Bill for Universal, Publicly Financed Health Care

by Anja Rudiger, Health Program Director, The National Economic and Social Rights Initiative

A small state is fighting for the human right to health care -- and winning.

WPTZ: Hundreds Rally For Health Care In Montpelier: Major Celebration After State Senate Passes H.202

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Hundreds Rally For Health Care In Montpelier
Major Celebration After State Senate Passes H.202

By Randy Gyllenhaal
Reporter

MONTPELIER, Vt. -- Hundreds of Vermonters hit the streets in Montpelier to show their support for universal health care. They marched from City Hall to the statehouse Sunday afternoon.
"You have been leading this struggle for universal health care," shouted organizer Kate Kanelstein to the crowd as they made their way through downtown Montpelier.

WCAX: Health care bill in the home stretch

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Montpelier, Vermont - May 1, 2011

A celebration and a call to action in Vermont's capital city Sunday. More than a thousand Vermonters rallied at the Statehouse in Montpelier to cheer last week's preliminary passage of the health care reform bill, and -- according to those in attendance -- to build momentum for the long road to universal access.

Buzzsaw Magazine: The Grassroots Healthcare Movement

http://www.buzzsawmag.org/2011/04/06/the-grassroots-healthcare-movement/

The Grassroots Healthcare Movement
By Emily Miles | April 6th, 2011 | Access, Upfront

State community organizers lead the way in national healthcare reform

By Emily Miles

On March 25, 2010, Vermont became the first state to begin passing legislation promoting a state single- payer healthcare system since the initial overhaul of national healthcare reform (House Bill 676) in March 2009.

Image by Andy Coates

Rutland Herald/Times Argus: Single-payer supporters dominate public hearing

Single-payer supporters dominate public hearing

By Peter Hirschfeld
Vermont Press Bureau - Published: March 15, 2011
MONTPELIER — When Kate Farrington’s mother lost her job, Kate Farrington lost her health insurance.

The young woman from Brattleboro is now confronting the relapse of a gynecological condition that, left untreated, could result in lifelong pain and an inability to have children.

Since Farrington lacks the thousands of dollars needed to pay for treatment, “my life could be devastated at a time when the future was starting to look promising.”

VTDigger: Vermonters urge lawmakers to pass single-payer health care

http://vtdigger.org/2011/03/15/vermonters-urge-lawmakers-to-pass-single-...

Vermonters urge lawmakers to pass single-payer health care
by Anne Galloway on March 15, 2011

[Dave Bellini of Montpelier, right, testifies on H.202, the health care reform bill, during Vermont Interactive Telvision public hearing on Monday night. Photo by Josh Larkin.]

Bennington Banner: Forum leans toward single-payer health care

http://www.benningtonbanner.com/ci_17614241

Forum leans toward single-payer health care

NEAL P. GOSWAMI
Posted: 03/14/2011 10:53:40 PM EDT

Monday March 14, 2011
BENNINGTON -- Dozens of Vermonters offered thoughts on health care reform in Vermont to members of the House and Senate Health Care Committees during a statewide interactive hearing Monday.

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