Vermont Universal Health Care Bill Becomes Law


Since the winter of 2008 NESRI partner the Vermont Workers’ Center has been campaigning for a health care system that makes the human right to health care a reality in Vermont. Yesterday, largely as a result of the Workers’ Center’s vibrant grassroots statewide campaign, Governor Jim Douglas announced that he would not veto S.88, the "Universal Access to Health Care Act". The new law requires the state to establish a universal health care system based on human rights principles. According to the Workers’ Center’s Director James Haslam, "there are more battles ahead, but this victory was a necessary step to winning health care for all."

Read the Vermont Workers’ Center’s press release.

Read the Huffington Post blog on the new law and the achievements of Vermont’s Healthcare is a Human Right Campaign.