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 - December 21, 2012
December 21, 2012

 Here is the most interesting news and analysis regarding Vermont’s single payer health care experiment from the week ending December 21, 2012.

IN THIS ISSUE:

> Spaulding Backs Consideration of Employer-Only Payroll Tax for Single Payer
> Schools Face Double Digit Increase in Health Care Costs
> Will Vermont’s Online Health Exchange Marketplace be ready in 9 Months?
> Where are the Other States on Obamacare?
> Can VT Small Businesses Dodge Single Payer by Incorporating in NH?

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Vermont's National Influence
December 20, 2012

Congratulations are in order for our Governor. Peter Shumlin has been elected to lead the Democratic Governors Association. A position Gov. Shumlin has promised he will use to push Democratic governors to embrace a “package of liberal values” (Buzzfeed, 12/7/12).

Top within this “package” is single payer health care. Now, Shumlin’s dangerous and expensive health care policy could be exported across the nation. But we have a plan that has the potential to stop single payer in Vermont.

Be among the first to hear about our new project:...

Newsletter - December 14, 2012
December 14, 2012

Here is the most interesting news and analysis regarding Vermont’s single payer health care experiment from the week ending December 14, 2012.

IN THIS ISSUE:

> Shumlin: Implement Health Care Reform Now 
> Advocates Decry Denial of Funding for Low Income Health Care
> VT Worker’s Center Releases “Funding Plan”
> Shumlin Administration Embraces Workers Center Plan
> VT Single Payer in Health Care News
> Accountable Care Organizations Disappoint

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Shumlin:...

PRESS RELEASE: Shumlin Administration Endorses Income, Payroll, Corporate Tax Hikes for Single Payer
December 11, 2012
VHCF PRESS RELEASE
December 11, 2012

GOVERNOR SHUMLIN AND SECRETARY SPAULDING ENDORSE USING THE PERSONAL INCOME TAX, NEW CORPORATE TAX AND A PAYROLL TAX TO PAY FOR SINGLE PAYER HEALTH CARE

 

Montpelier, VT . . . In a stunning admission, the Shumlin Administration has endorsed the Vermont Workers Center plan to pay for Single Payer health care by increasing the personal income tax, a payroll tax and a new corporate...

Newsletter - December 7, 2012
December 7, 2012

Here is the most interesting news and analysis regarding Vermont’s single payer health care experiment from the week ending December 7, 2012.

IN THIS ISSUE:

> Shumlin Officials Defend Reform in Response to Health Care Cost Hikes
> St. Johnsbury Next Victim of Government Health Mandate Costs
> Premiums on ‘Exchange’ Insurance Subject to new Tax
> Blogger Blasts VT Health Reformer
> Shumlin to VHAP and Catamount Enrollees: Tough Luck
 

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Shumlin Officials Defend...

Newsletter - November 30, 2012
November 30, 2012

Newsletter – November 30, 2012

Here is the most interesting news and analysis regarding Vermont’s single payer health care experiment from the week ending November 30, 2012.

IN THIS ISSUE:

> Hospital Layoffs, Service Cuts Accelerate
> State Mandates Increase Health Insurance Premiums for Teachers
> Private Health Insurance Premiums Expected to Rise 7 Percent
> Doctors Peer over the Fiscal Cliff
> VT Gains Federal Dollars through Obamacare Medicaid Expansion
> Americans Favor Private over Gov’t Health Insurance...
Newsletter - November 23, 2012
November 23, 2012

Here is the most interesting news and analysis regarding Vermont’s single payer health care experiment from the week ending November 23, 2012.

IN THIS ISSUE:

> VT Unemployment and Income Tax Trends Spell Trouble for Single Payer
> Study: Medicare’s Part D Market Based Approach a Success
> More States Line up Against Obamacare
> Single Payer in Quebec Facing Huge Cuts; Wait Times to get Worse
 

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VT Unemployment and Income Tax Trends Spell Trouble for Single Payer...

Newsletter - November 16, 2012
November 16, 2012

Here is the most interesting news and analysis regarding Vermont’s single payer health care experiment from the week ending November 16, 2012.

IN THIS ISSUE:

> Single Payer System: “It’s a Crisis for Quebec Women”
> Former Health Minister, Montreal Gazette call for Rethinking of Canadian Single Payer System
> GMC Board Members: Dr. Dynasaur Shift will Boost Private Insurance Cost
> Is Obamcare Designed to Fail and Default to Single Payer?
> Will Green Mountain Care be pushed over the Fiscal Cliff?
> Oklahoma Doctors Prove Market-Based...
Newsletter - November 9, 2012
November 9, 2012

 Here is the most interesting news and analysis regarding Vermont’s single payer health care experiment from the week ending November 9, 2012.

IN THIS ISSUE:

> Voters Maintain the Status-Quo
> Conservative ‘Super PAC’ Outspent
> U.S. and VT Reforms Push ‘Bigger is Better,’ but is it?
> Obamacare Job Cuts on the Way
> IPAB Spending Control Philosophy Revealed

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Voters Maintain the Status-Quo

Both nationally and here in Vermont, the big picture results of...

Newsletter - November 2, 2012
November 2, 2012

Here is the most interesting news regarding Vermont’s single payer health care experiment from the week ending November 2, 2012.

IN THIS ISSUE:

> Poll Advises Democrats to Mislead Voters
> VT Leads – Single Payer NOW! Goes Political
> Brock Explains Health Care Stand
> VT Leads – Single Payer NOW! Goes Political
> Manchester Journal Editorial Nails Health Care Debate

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Poll Advises Democrats to Mislead Voters

Peter Hirschfeld penned a story for the ...

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.