VT House passes universal healthcare bill

Universal Healthcare Bill Passes VT House: Vermont Takes Step Towards Making Healthcare a Human Right

NEWS ALERT FROM THE HEALTHCARE IS A HUMAN RIGHT CAMPAIGN

Montpelier, VT — Statehouse — On Wednesday, March 23, members of the grassroots Healthcare Is a Human Right Campaign cheered on as the Vermont House of Representatives voted 92 – 49 to pass the universal healthcare bill, H.202. The House bill passed as a result of thousands of Vermonters speaking out and demanding that healthcare be treated as a human right and provided as a public good.

“This bill puts Vermont on a path to a system in which every Vermonter can get the healthcare they need when they need it, and the financing of that system is shared equitably by all. This is a huge step forward,” says Peg Franzen, President of the Vermont Workers’ Center.

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