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April 16, 2015 | Economic and Social Rights, Health
Vermont seems like a different place these days. We have a growing crisis of inequity in our state, yet politicians turn the other way. The commitment to solving problems together and ensuring dignified lives for all people has been replaced by divisive measures that will leave many of us behind. In this new harsh climate, this year’s May Day march and rally at the State House in... Keep reading »
April 2, 2015 | Health
The prospects for universal health care in the United States appear unusually bleak these days. Just as the first U.S. state -- Vermont -- was getting ready to implement a universal, publicly financed health care system, its governor... Keep reading »
March 26, 2015 | Health
Here are the top news stories on the health care system and the right to health in March. This is an excerpt from the most recent edition of the Healthcare Is a Human Right News Bulletin, a monthly enewsletter that features updates from Healthcare Is a Human Right... Keep reading »
March 26, 2015 | Health
Healthcare Is a Human Right is a people’s movement organizing state by state to win universal, publicly financed health care and build a society that puts people’s needs ahead of profits. This is a monthly newsletter from the Healthcare Is a Human Right Campaign Collaborative (formed by the campaigns in Maryland, Maine, Pennsylvania, and Vermont, as well as NESRI). ... Keep reading »
March 4, 2015 | Work with Dignity
In a special four-part joint investigative series, ProPublica and National Public Radio explore workers' compensation, and how decades of legislative attacks have cut away at workers' protections, denying many injured workers their rights to health care and replacement wages. The series includes articles on... Keep reading »
February 26, 2015 | Health
MONTPELIER, VT: A new health care financing plan and a letter signed by over 100 economists make the case for Vermont to establish what would be the... Keep reading »