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I can forgive the Winter Weather in Vermont....just sayin'

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I moved away from Colorado, my home state because of the cold but I'm pretty sure that I could forgive the winter weather in Vermont and we could live happily ever after!

Vermont is one of the most beautiful states, has a standing order against Bush/Cheney and now moving forward in spite of the many tea party republicans trying to move this Country backwards.  Yes, I think I could forgive the winter weather in Vermont!-Mem

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


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.

The Healthcare Is a Human Right Campaign still hopes to strengthen the bill in the Senate based on its human rights principles of universality, equity, accountability, transparency and participation.

"This bill is a road map and it gets Vermont started down that road.   We are fighting hard to have human rights principles be the guidelines for this bill, because we must have a system that works for everyone," says Franzen. "We're asking the Senate to specify that Green Mountain Care will be financed equitably, which means that people and businesses should contribute based on their ability to pay. We're also demanding that the new system gets rid of the middlemen - private insurance companies - which are in the business of making money on our backs and denying us access to care."

In 2008, the Vermont Workers' Center launched the Healthcare Is a Human Right Campaign to change what is politically possible in healthcare reform.  The Campaign has done this by uniting Vermonters across the state who struggle to get the healthcare they need, and who believe healthcare is a public good.

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  1. I think I'm going to look into a move to Vermont. Aside from the Universal Health care, Bernie Sanders and the lovely countryside, they have arrest warrants out for Dumbya and Dick "shoot your friends in the face" Cheney. They are awesome!

  2. Kat I would love to live in Vermont! I would just stay in the house during the winters with my cup of hot chocolate, in front of a fire with my crocheting...wouldn't be any different then what I do now:)

  3. Somehow the cold and I mean cold sometimes 10D below zero, never prevented us from trekking out first thing in the morning to go skiing at Mt Ascutney. Couldnt get enough and if we started to get cold, there was always the lodge with the huge fireplace for everyone to sit and get hot chocolate or whatever. I could never do that now, but my grandchildren are all avid skiers.

  4. Dee I was born and raised around Telluride Colorado where skiing is what it's all about. Although I have done cross country I have never done the slopes. Something about going down hill on two boards, maybe hitting a tree just wasn't my thing:) BUT I loved sitting in the lodge, around the fire place with a drink in my hand. What has always amazed me is that after a few drinks I didn't end up on the side of a hill, racing down the mountain on my butt. LOL


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