Vermonters for Health Care Freedom is a 501 (c) (4) organization of individuals and businesses who are deeply concerned about health care reforms being implemented by Governor Shumlin, and seek patient-centered reforms that protect the traditional doctor-patient relationship.

Mission

Vermonters for Health Care Freedom is a 501 (c) (4) organization of individuals and businesses who are deeply concerned about health care reforms being implemented by the Shumlin Administration. The Vermont Legislature has enacted legislation that eliminates Vermont’s free market system and replaces it with a government-monopoly single payer system that nearly all Vermont residents will be required to join. This so called “Green Mountain Care” will be funded by new payroll tax and/or additional income taxes or other newly-created taxes. In plain English -- it will result in the largest tax increase in Vermont history.

Vermonters for Health Care Freedom will educate the public and legislators about the damaging effects this policy will have on Vermont’s economy and on our current, high quality health care system that provides coverage to more than 92% of all Vermonters. We will also encourage the public and policy makers to consider patient-centered, market based reforms to meet cost and access goals.

Contributions to Vermonters for Health Care Freedom are unlimited. Please consult your tax adviser with respect to deductibility questions for your individual situation.

Donors to Vermonters for Health Care Freedom will be kept confidential.

Please send contributions to “Vermonters for Health Care Freedom” P.O. Box 1515, Montpelier, Vermont 05601.

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 “There has been a lot of moralizing in this debate about medical financing.  Although there is a moral dimension to my position, the main reason I am opposed to single payer financing is clinically pragmatic: it doesn't work, and it harms patients.  My moral reasons for practicing the way I do are a matter of my ideas about my personal responsibilities to my family and my patients.  My opposition to single payer medical financing is designed precisely so that I won't impose my personal moral values on people who disagree with me, and I hope to get the same consideration in return from my neighbors in Vermont: please let me practice as I see fit, let my patients judge the value of my work, and let me keep the money I have earned so I can meet my responsibilities to my family and fulfill my personal aspirations.”

 Robert S. Emmons, M.D.

Burlington

  • Employers pay 40% of the healthcare costs – and were never consulted.
  • An appointed board will determine benefits, coverage, funding, deductibles, co-pays, premiums, technology, provider payments, etc.
  • Under this law, you will not be allowed to purchase insurance outside of the Vermont Health Benefit Exchange.