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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Green Mountain Care:


How Much will it Cost? Who will Pay?

Vermonters need to know what Green Mountain Care (GMC) will cost before casting their votes in the November 2012 election. Sign the online petition or print your own and send it in to show we are serious about knowing how much GMC will cost and who will pay for it.  It is essential we urge the Vermont Legislature to require the GMC Board and the Governor to release the financing plans for Green Mountain Care by September 15, 2012, not in January 2013 as the present law states.

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Dear Friend,

Have you ever heard the saying “measure twice, and cut once?”

You don’t make a major decision until you have all the facts, and that is exactly what you are doing. Can I count on you to visit Vermonters for Health Care Freedom to put a stop to this job killing, unnecessary legislation?

This fast-tracked law would essentially destroy the private insurance market. Every company health plan, and every individual health plan would be gone.

I do not support having the government making my decisions, I support making the decisions for my government.

We don't know how much this government takeover of our health care will cost. We don't know how many doctors will leave this great state simply because they oppose this legislation. More importantly, we don't know how many jobs Vermont will lose because of this government takeover. Now is NOT the time to pass job killing legislation.

I implore you to contact Vermont's governor, state senators and representatives and demand they stop implementation of Green Mountain Care. Tell them to LISTEN to Vermonters, Vermont businesses and Vermont's health care providers. Tell them to conduct research, consider alternatives and tell us ALL what this single-payer government monopoly takeover will cost and how we are expected to pay for it before taking one more step toward implementation.

P.S. We cannot let the government make our health care decisions. We know what is best for our families. Visit Vermonters for Health Care freedom .

"So much of the focus of H 202 and S 57 is centered on controlling the cost of health care, which is a multi-faceted entity. This legislation in its current form will directly affect the manner in which health care providers are reimbursed for their services, rather than address the root issues of the so-called “health care” crisis. Health care is costly due to many factors, including patients who are reluctant to be proactive about their health or who make poor health and lifestyle choices. Before the legislature moves forward with governmental regulation of an entire industry, they should be reminded that they are altering an industry that is responsible for 20% of the state’s economy. In addition, this bill is nothing more than an empty shell as it does not outline benefits, access, or how it will be funded. Take it back to the drawing board before you do permanent damage to the industry and the state."

Andrew Conte of Milton, Vermont
Occupational Health Coordinator

  • 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.