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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Vermont Experiments
January 23, 2014

Please join us
for the premiere of the

Vermont Experiments


A documentary film highlighting Vermont’s single payer experiment with real life stories from Canadians who have suffered under single payer and doctors who have practiced under the single payer system. Learn about how single payer health care will threaten Vermont’s economy, lead to rationing of care and will force doctors to leave Vermont.

Around Vermont at the following venues:

Montpelier, Tuesday, January 28, Pavilion Auditorium, 109 State Street...

Newsletter: January 21, 2014
January 21, 2014

Vermonters for Health Care Freedom is continuing our newsletter series on Vermont’s health care reform efforts. Our aim is to provide useful information to our client businesses and newsletter recipients, to inform our readers about the efforts toward a "single payer" health care system in Vermont, and address other related health care matters at both the federal and state levels.


Quote of the Week: "Vermonters have a right to know. This is not a nothing burger. Simply put, where is...

Newsletter: January 13, 2014
January 13, 2014

Vermonters for Health Care Freedom is continuing our newsletter series on Vermont’s health care reform efforts. Our aim is to provide useful information to our client businesses and newsletter recipients, to inform our readers about Vermont’s Exchange, known as “Vermont Health Connect”, and to keep you updated on related happenings at both the federal and state levels.



Quote of the Week: “As I’ve made clear, we will not hit ‘Send’ on a new system unless...

Newsletter: January 6, 2014
January 6, 2014

I have exciting news to share with you. Together with Dr. Robert S. Emmons, we submitted a commentary to the American Association of Physicians and Surgeons and we were published in the Winter 2013 edition.

Please check it out below:

Vermont’s Great Experiment in “Single Payer” Healthcare
Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons Volume 18 Number 4 Winter 2013
By: Darcie Johnston and Robert S. Emmons, M.D.

Vermont, which politically veers to socialism, has a long history of healthcare reform efforts. Tinkering with healthcare delivery has been a favorite pastime for governors past...

Newsletter: December 30, 2013
December 30, 2013

Vermonters for Health Care Freedom is continuing our newsletter series on Vermont’s health care reform efforts. Our aim is to provide useful information to our client businesses and newsletter recipients, to inform our readers about Vermont’s Exchange, known as "Vermont Health Connect," and to keep you updated on related happenings at both the federal and state levels.



Quote of the Week: "I don’t know anyone on the committee that...

Newsletter: December 16, 2013
December 16, 2013

Vermonters for Health Care Freedom
Exchange Newsletter #21

Vermonters for Health Care Freedom is continuing our newsletter series on the Federal and Vermont Health Care Exchanges. Our aim is to provide useful information to our client businesses and newsletter recipients, to help you wade through the Vermont ObamaCare Exchange, known as “Vermont Health Connect”, and to keep you updated on related happenings at the federal level.



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Newsletter: December 9, 2013
December 9, 2013


 

Delay Vermont Health Connect Until It Is Functional, Safe and Secure


Quote of the Week: In his "Republic," Plato writes about the "Noble Lie": "It is the business of the rulers of the city to tell lies, deceiving both its enemies and its own citizens for the benefit of the city."

Tell Us Your Story: If you, or anyone you know of believes their personal security has been breached at Vermont Health Connect,...

Newsletter #19
November 22, 2013

There Is a Better Way
 
 
Quote of the Week:  "If some among you fear taking a stand (against government-run health care) because you are afraid of reprisals from customers, clients or even government, recognize that you are just feeding the crocodile hoping he’ll eat you last."
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OK Governor, Even The President Has Heard The Call – Are You Listening?
November 15, 2013

OK Governor, Even The President Has Now Heard The Call – Are You Listening?

Vermonters for Health Care Freedom is continuing our newsletter series on the Federal and Vermont Health Care Exchanges. Our aim is to provide useful information to our client businesses and newsletter recipients, to help you wade through the Vermont Exchange, known as “Vermont Health Connect”, and to keep you updated on related happenings at the federal level.



In this Issue...

Wendy Wilton OpEd
November 15, 2013

Wilton vs. UMass: Green Mountain Care Tax a Big Gamble for VT

The Shumlin administration recently disclosed the $1.6 billion tax impact of its proposed single payer health care system, Green Mountain Care. The report, produced by the University of Massachusetts Medical School, projects that $1.6 billion will be needed by 2017 to complement Medicare, Medicaid, current VT state taxes and federal revenues to support the system’s $6 billion total estimated cost. UMass was paid $300,000 for their report.

In 2011 and 2012, I projected the tax impact of Green Mountain Care to be $1.8 billion; darned close...

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.