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.

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Newsletter - October 26, 2012
October 26, 2012

Here is the most interesting news regarding Vermont’s single payer health care experiment from the week ending October 26, 2012.

IN THIS ISSUE:

> Candidate Survey Reveals Bipartisan Opposition to Shumlin’s Plans for Single Payer
> Larson Defends Shifting Employee’s Children from Employer Insurance to Dr. Dynasaur
> Vermont Single Payer Plan’s Big Questions Getting More Attention
> Documentary’s Focus on Medical Ethics Expands Health Reform Debate
> VT Health CO-OP Opens, but for How Long? 
> Time for Shumlin to “Take his Marbles...
Press Release: Candidate Survey Reveals Bipartisan Opposition to Shumlin Single Payer Plan
October 25, 2012

 

 

For Immediate Release
October 25, 2012   

Montpelier, VT— On Monday, October 22, VHCF emailed a one-question survey to nearly all of the 270 candidates for the Vermont House and Senate whose names will appear on ballots a week from Tuesday. The survey asked the following:

Green Mountain Care single payer has been enacted into law, is being implemented and is scheduled to begin on January 1, 2017. The Shumlin Administration has asked the Legislature to defer consideration of a budget...

Newsletter - October 19, 2012
October 19, 2012

Here is the most interesting news regarding Vermont’s single payer health care experiment from the week ending October 19, 2012.

IN THIS ISSUE:

State Workers Urged to Drop Children from State Employee Health Plan
D.C. Follows VT: Outlaws Traditional Private Insurance
More Cost Increases Expected for Vermont Health Reforms
Silent Exodus from Medicine Threatens Access to Care
Indiana Consumer-Driven Health Reforms Working 
UK Tragedy: “Another patient Chosen to Die without Doctors Telling Family”

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Newsletter - October 12, 2012
October 12, 2012

Here is the most interesting news regarding Vermont’s single payer health care experiment from the week ending October 12, 2012.

IN THIS ISSUE:

Shumlin Poised to Disavow Single Payer Financing Plan
Massachusetts at War with Hospitals over Medicaid
Your Health Records Needed for State Single Payer Database
Shumlin’s Single Payer to Force Largest Tax Increase? “TRUE” – Fact checker
Single Payer Supporters Target Private Residence
Oregon Group Pushes Vermont-Style Single Payer

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Shumlin...

Newsletter - October 5, 2012
October 5, 2012

Here are the most interesting articles and opinion pieces regarding Vermont’s single payer health care experiment from the week ending October 5, 2012.

IN THIS ISSUE:

GMC Financing Back in the Spotlight with Sales Tax Expansion Plan
Shumlin, Brock Debate on WDEV 
Physician Survey: 1 in 3 Support Single Payer; 3 in 4 Prefer Less Government Regulation
Will Accelerating Medicare Insolvency Threaten Green Mountain Care?
Focus on Making Vermont Affordable for Families: Douglas

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GMC Financing...

Newsletter - September 28, 2012
September 28, 2012

Here are the most interesting articles and opinion pieces regarding Vermont’s single payer health care experiment from the week ending September 28, 2012.

IN THIS ISSUE:

 
GMC Board Member: Traditional Private Practice may not Survive VT Reforms 
Single Payer Advocates Blast Fletcher Allen/Dartmouth ACO Plan
Gubernatorial Candidates: Spreading Fear or Telling the Truth? 
VHCF Commercial now on the Air
Individualized Medicine – Our Last, Best Hope
Canadian Journalist Calls for end to Government Health Monopoly

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PRESS RELEASE: VHCF 'Bureaucrats" commercial to run on Statewide TV
September 21, 2012

Montpelier - (September 20, 2012) Over the next five weeks Vermonters for Health Care Freedom will be running a commercial on two television stations warning Vermonters about Governor Shumlin’s single payer health reform.

The commercial, titled ‘Bureaucrats’, was released about three weeks ago and posted to the VHCF web site (www.vthealthcarefreedom.org), for the purpose of encouraging online donations for the  purchase of time on statewide commercial television stations. Since its release, ‘Bureaucrats’ has been viewed thousands of times through the VHCF web site, YouTube,...

Newsletter - September 21, 2012
September 21, 2012

Here are the most interesting articles and opinion pieces regarding Vermont’s single payer health care experiment from the week ending September 21, 2012.

IN THIS ISSUE:

Dr. Hein: “GMC is Not Single Payer at All.” 
Health Care Budget: It’s Worse than We Thought
Rasmussen: Health Care Freedom Supported by Voters
Government Control + Human Right = Rationing
Hospitals Respond to GMC with ACO

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Dr. Hein: “GMC is Not Single Payer at All.” 

Last week Newsletter noted that Governor...

Newsletter - September 14, 2012
September 13, 2012

Here are the most interesting articles and opinion pieces regarding Vermont’s single payer health care experiment from the week ending September 14, 2012.

IN THIS ISSUE:

 
Gubernatorial Debate Highlights Health Care Differences 
Is ‘Single Payer’ Polling Poorly?
GMC Board Rejects Two Hospital Budgets 
There He Goes Again
Study: Fewer Politicians = Better Health Care
VHCF Submits Extended Comments to GMC Board

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Gubernatorial Debate Highlights Health Care...

Newsletter - September 7, 2012
September 7, 2012

Here are the most interesting articles and opinion pieces regarding Vermont’s single payer health care experiment from the week ending September 7, 2012.

IN THIS ISSUE:

VT Exchange Plans Studied; More Work Needed . . .
. . . But the Proposed Coverage will Dramatically Increase Costs for Some
DVHA Seeks “Flexibility” in Mandatory Plan Designs 
Watch This Number: 80,000 118,000
Brock Releases Health Care Plan
Health Care Outcomes and Costs Challenged in Canada

 

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Earlier this month, a few dozen Vermonters gathered at the University of Vermont for a seminar billed as “Healthcare 101.” But first, they had to wait for a half hour in the fluorescently lit hallways of the George D. Aiken Center for a security guard to open the reserved classroom.

“This is what’s going to happen,” quipped one sardonic attendee, trying the door handle. “You’ll show up for health care and the doors will be locked.”

- Seven Days Newspaper; full article HERE.

  • 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.