We Must Keep on Organizing for Healthcare as a Human Right

Anja Rudiger, of the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative, works with the Healthcare is a Human Right campaign which in 2011 succeeded in getting a groundbreaking law passed: Act 48, which commits Vermont to creating a healthcare system providing healthcare as a public good and ensuring everyone can get the healthcare they need, when they need it. Anja discusses why it is so important that Vermont continue to lead the way toward creating a publicly and equitably financed universal healthcare system. Insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, big business employers, their lobbyists, and politicians in their service are all working hard to prevent universal healthcare from ever happening, so we must keep our eyes on the prize and stay on the road toward healthcare as a human right in Vermont – and nationwide!