October 31, 2014

Letters to the Editor

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Petition for publicly funded healthcare

I’m Jeffrey Haslett, a member of the Vermont Workers’ Center and the State Coordinator for the We the People Congress and Constitutional Lobby. Article 20 of our Vermont Constitution gives “we the people” a right to petition our government or to “instruct their Representatives.” So, “we the people” are petitioning Green Mountain Care to invest public money into keeping our population healthy with no out-of-pocket personal costs for universal access to comprehensive and medically necessary healthcare services, including dental, vision and long-term care.

Article 1 of our Constitution states, “That all persons are born equally…and have certain natural, inherent, and unalienable rights, amongst which are the enjoy and defending life…”  Therefore, as required by Act 48, “we the people,” further petition for a completely publicly funded healthcare system focused on care for people, not coverage based on profits for corporations.

Jeffrey Haslett

Williston

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