Dave has supported and worked toward universal health care for all Vermonters for the last 15 years. He has testified before legislative committees, written and spoken extensively about the need for comprehensive health care that doesn’t depend on where you work and doesn’t rely on an employer’s ability to pay for it.
Although we will need national program to fully implement universal care, there are steps we can take now to expand services and limit costs to patients and employers. A modest program of universal primary care has been shown to be a viable step that offers the most promise for controlling costs. Chronic diseases are by far the heaviest burden on the health care system, and having access to primary care to help patients manage chronic ailments will improve their lives and save significant amounts of money.