How Much Will H.202 Cost Vermonters

by Angela Chagnon

The Vermonters for Healthcare Freedom (VHF) are circulating a petition demanding to know the cost of H.202 before the November 2012 elections.

The petition seeks to move the financing plan release date up to September 15, 2012 instead of the January 2013 date set in H.202. Some financial facts about the bill are listed on the petition’s second page and include:

  • 11% employer tax and 4% employee tax
  • Likely increase of Payroll tax
  • Likely requirement of additional “astronomical taxes” and resulting potential damage to Vermont’s economy

Other potential implications listed are negative impacts on in-state doctors, likely problems recruiting new doctors, and the totalitarian role the Green Mountain Care Board will play in the new healthcare system.

The petition can be found here.