Legislative and Policy Issues

Members Deb Newsom, Sheryll Chabot, Marilyn Rivero (past Rep.-Milton), and JoAnn Mogielnicki discuss healthcare issues with Senator Baruth.

Through our members, Vermont Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals has been instrumental in the passage of legislation and policy important to health workers as well as all Vermonters, such as the Act 48: An act pertaining to a universal and unified health system, and the issuance of a landmark bulletin requiring insurance companies to stop gender identity discrimination. In 2014, we will continue to work with a broad coalition to ensure passage of Paid Sick Leave.

Working with elected leaders and our allies in labor, patient care, community health, and social justice, we accomplish much.