Yesterday, a delegation of VWC leaders and impacted community members delivered over 600 petitions to Governor Scott calling for the expansion of housing and healthcare measures implemented during the pandemic. Read the petition language below.
We call on Governor Scott & the Vermont General Assembly to address the healthcare and housing crises in our communities:
- Maintain current Medicaid and Dr. Dynasaur eligibility and expand Medicaid by eliminating income restrictions and other barriers to enrollment.
- Maintain and expand the motel voucher program & reinstate the moratorium on evictions and foreclosures. Work with the public on permanent housing solutions that treat housing as a human right.
- Redirect resources from big hospital companies toward community healthcare to meet health needs defined by communities and by healthcare workers.