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.


On April 3, 2013, a group of doctors gathered in the State House to express their objections to provisions in Act 48 that prohibit doctors and patients from contracting directly for health care services, even if the state is not paying for the care. This coverage is provided by True North Reports.



On January 31, 2013 Rep. Don Turner, House Minority Leaders and Sen. Joe Benning, Senate Minority Leader  hold a press conference with several other legislators and VHCF's Jeff Wennberg to call upon Gov. Shumlin to comply with Act 48 and produce the single payer financing plan required by law. The Ethan Allen Institute prepared this summary:


On December 6, 2012 VHCF's Jeff Wennberg was interviewed by Bill Sayre on WDEV's Common Sense Radio. Click below to hear the 55 minute program:


VHCF's 30 second TV ad showing how the Green Mountain Care Board will intrude in decisions about our health care choices is HERE. A 1-page explanation of the claims made in the ad is HERE.

An 8 minute video explaining that the Vermont Health Benefits Exchange is mandatory, requiring private insurance outside the Exchange to be outlawed. This was created before the Exchange was passed into law as Act 171. Click HERE.

The UVM June 6, 2012 Forum broadcast on Burlington CCTV and featuring Dr. Bob Emmons, Jeff Wennberg, Dr. Dan McCauliffe, Bob Gaydos and Dr. Robert Letovsky. Click HERE.

Over $5 billion to be spent with no budget and no financing plan? Here is the TV ad that demanded answers before implementation of Green Mountain Care. Click HERE.

Bob Gaydos of Digital Benefits Advisors discusses the prosepcts for Vermont establishing a functioning exchange and the implications of the payroll tax for Green Mountain Care. Stowe Health Reform Forum, 2/18/12. Click HERE.

Here is the VHCF radio ad from 2011, encouraging Vermonters to demand answers to many quesitons before passage of single payer reform: click HERE.

 “There has been a lot of moralizing in this debate about medical financing.  Although there is a moral dimension to my position, the main reason I am opposed to single payer financing is clinically pragmatic: it doesn't work, and it harms patients.  My moral reasons for practicing the way I do are a matter of my ideas about my personal responsibilities to my family and my patients.  My opposition to single payer medical financing is designed precisely so that I won't impose my personal moral values on people who disagree with me, and I hope to get the same consideration in return from my neighbors in Vermont: please let me practice as I see fit, let my patients judge the value of my work, and let me keep the money I have earned so I can meet my responsibilities to my family and fulfill my personal aspirations.”

 Robert S. Emmons, M.D.


  • 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.