Healthcare

New Social Contract: Solutions Built by & for Our Communities

Kate Logan, of Rights & Democracy, and Cathy Albisa of the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative (NESRI), discuss the need for a broad discussion and organizing leading to the creation of A New Social Contract: Collective Solutions Built by and for Communities.

Urge a Voice for Vermonters in Need of Health Care

Rights & Democracy health care leader, Mary Gerisch, talks about why the Green Mountain Care Board vacancy should be filled by someone who will be a voice for the interests of everyday Vermonters in need of health care. The vacancy should be filled by someone who supports the Board's mission (as set out in Act 48) to ensure universal access to and coverage for high-quality, medically necessary health services for all Vermonters.

What the Nordic Countries Tell Us About Creating Better Lives

Anu Partanen, author of The Nordic Theory of Everything: In Search of a Better Life, discusses what the Nordic countries can tell us about creating a better country. Anu is joined by Isaac Grimm, lead organizer of Rights and Democracy Vermont's Raise Up Vermont campaign.

Winning Healthcare as a Human Right

Dustin Guastella, part of the leadership of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), the largest socialist organization in the United States, talks about Medicare for All, what it is and what it will take to finally win it. The aim is to create a single healthcare system that is free at the point of service: with no premiums, no co-pays, and no deductibles for all medical services. Winning will require an unprecedented level of mobilization and organization.

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