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 - April 12, 2013
April 11, 2013

Here is the most interesting news and analysis regarding Vermont’s single payer health care experiment from the week ending April 12, 2013.

IN THIS ISSUE:

> Single Payer Finance Buck Passed Again
> Why are VT Small Businesses Being Forced into the Exchange? See MA for the Answer  
> A Temporary Insurance Program Foretells Exploding Heath Care Reform Costs

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Single Payer Finance Buck Passed Again

In yet another attempt to avoid blame for how Vermont will raise the $1.6 billion demanded by...

Newsletter - April 5, 2013
April 4, 2013

Here is the most interesting news and analysis regarding Vermont’s single payer health care experiment from the week ending April 5, 2013.

IN THIS ISSUE:

> Doctors Oppose Attack on Health Care Freedom
> Exchange Plan Costs Released with Cyclonic Spin
> McClaughry: Health Care Totalitarianism in Vermont

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Doctors Oppose Attack on Health Care Freedom

On Wednesday VHCF provided an opportunity for doctors and patients to express their concern for the recent vote of the Vermont House to...

Newsletter - March 29, 2013
March 29, 2013

 Newsletter – March 29, 2013

Here is the most interesting news and analysis regarding Vermont’s single payer health care experiment from the week ending March 29, 2013.

IN THIS ISSUE:

> Curiouser and Curiuoser: GMC Board Chair to Resign
> Caledonian-Record: Health Care Totalitarianism
> Ascutney Hospital to Close Nursing Facility
> VT Single Payer’s Missing Funding Gets National Attention
> “YOUR DOCTOR YOUR CHOICE” Press Conference – Please Attend

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PRESS RELEASE: GMC Board Chair Resigns
March 27, 2013


Rader-Wallack Resignation Accelerates VT Health Care Reform Crisis

March 27, 2013

 Montpelier, VT— In response to the announcement that Green Mountain Care Board Chair Anya Rader-Wallack has resigned, Vermonters for Health Care Freedom has called upon Governor Shumlin and the Legislature to immediately repeal the Health Benefits Exchange mandate and allow Vermont businesses and individuals to also purchase insurance from the traditional marketplace, as is being done in every other state.

VHCF was stunned by the news that...

Newsletter - March 22, 2013
March 22, 2013

Here is the most interesting news and analysis regarding Vermont’s single payer health care experiment from the week ending March 22, 2013.

IN THIS ISSUE:

> VHCF’s Legislative Hero, Nemesis
> VT House Supports Elimination of Private Medical Practice
> Commissioner Larson Affirms Plan to Eliminate Independent Private Practice
> How Your Representatives Voted

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VHCF...

Newsletter - March 15, 2013
March 15, 2013

Here is the most interesting news and analysis regarding Vermont’s single payer health care experiment from the week ending March 15, 2013.

IN THIS ISSUE:

> Applying for Obamacare Health Insurance as Simple as Doing your Taxes?
> Federal Funding for State Exchanges Set to be Cut
> NYS, PA, MA Other States Consider Single Payer
> Canadians Warned: Change Government Health Care or end up like Britain
> The Public Cost of Health Care Waiting Lists

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Newsletter - March 8, 2013
March 8, 2013

Here is the most interesting news and analysis regarding Vermont’s single payer health care experiment from the week ending March 8, 2013.

IN THIS ISSUE:

> Bill Would Protect Rights of Doctors, Patients
> Davis: Is Shumlin Botching Single Payer?
> Number of Uninsured Vermonters Drops Again – for Now
> Poll: Single Payer Still Divides Vermonters
> Canadian Health Care First Hand

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Bill Would Protect Rights of Doctors, Patients...

Newsletter - March 1, 2013
March 1, 2013

Here is the most interesting news and analysis regarding Vermont’s single payer health care experiment from the week ending March 1, 2013.

IN THIS ISSUE:

> Self-Funded Employers: Beware
> Spaulding Grilled on Finance Plan
> Health Care Reform Predicted to Drive Premiums Up
> And the Prediction Comes True in Vermont
> British Columbians Need Family Doctors

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Self-Funded Employers: Beware

One of the less reported findings...

Newsletter - February 22, 2013
February 22, 2013

Here is the most interesting news and analysis regarding Vermont’s single payer health care experiment from the week ending February 22, 2013.

IN THIS ISSUE:

> Special Investigative Report: Administration Studied Payroll, Income Taxes to Pay for Green Mountain Care
> The Administration’s Response
> Rebuttal of Rutland Herald Times Argus Response
> Good Government Makes Strange Bedfellows
> Shumlin on the National Stage

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Special Investigative...

PRESS RELEASE: Payroll, Income Tax Studied For Single Payer
February 21, 2013

Shumlin Administration Studied Payroll, Income Taxes to Pay for Green Mountain Care

February 21, 2013

Montpelier, VT— Vermonters for Health Care Freedom has released documents indicating that the Shumlin Administration completed a substantial amount of work on the analysis of the Green Mountain Care taxing plan before directing consultants to stop work in late November. Administration officials also approved modeling of a combined employer payroll tax and individual income tax to raise the $1.6 billion...

"It amazes me to hear politicians say the present Vermont health care system is completely "broken" when by most national measures Vermont's health and healthcare always come out at the very top of the 50 states. Having served nearly thirty years in a solo orthopedic surgical practice involving call every night and 7 day a week coverage for Gifford Medical Center I proudly treated every patient whether they could pay or not - some even at home. My colleagues, nurses and staff at Gifford Medical Center equally serve their fellow Vermonters 24/7 without regard to ability to pay. It denigrates us all when our efforts are so callously categorized for political advantage in pursuit of the Holy Grail of a single payer which may or may not help solve the problems of health care funding."

William Minsinger MD, Randolph, Vermont

  • 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.