Information on Act 48 (H.202)
Text of legislation (pdf)
Report from Dr. William Hsiao
Health System Reform Design: Achieving Affordable Universal Health Care in Vermont
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President: Marvin Malek, M.D.
Vice President: Paul Millman
Treasurer: Steve Geller
At Large: Christine Couturier, M.D.; Ted Cody, M.D.; Jane Katz Field, M.D.; Charles Gregory
Marvin Malek, M.D.
Phone: (802) 223-7375
Dr. Malek received his medical training at SUNY Upstate in Syracuse, NY, residency training at Cook County Hospital, and has spent most of his career in community medicine, providing care to underserved populations. He is the recipient of a Kellogg Foundation grant which he used to to pursue advanced training in the field of health policy at Harvard School of Public Health.
He currently practices internal medicine at Central Vermont Hospital, where he provides medical consultation and intensive care to hospitalized patients.
Frustrated by the timidity of the legislation that was enacted in Vermont in 2006, he ran for Lieutenant Governor of Vermont that year and for State Rep this year, hoping to work on the health care issue.
Marvin remains active on the issue of health reform. He has testified before the legislature and given talks around the state advocating for a more humane and affordable health care system.
Deb Richter, M.D.
Phone: (802) 224-9037
Dr. Richter practices in Montpelier, Vermont. She is a former President of PNHP. She has spoken extensively to both community and medical groups, is a frequent spokesperson in the print, TV, and radio media, and is active in coalition building on the need for universal access to health care.
Peggy Carey, M.D.
Phone: (802) 363-1575
Dr. Carey attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine and completed her residency in Family Medicine at University of Vermont. Upon completing her residency, she joined the Family Medicine Department at UVM and for fifteen years created and directed the Community Medicine and Prevention Programs of the department’s residency. She has done research on views of Residents on single-payer healthcare as well as collaborative research on Adolescent Substance Abuse as well as development of a Patient Decision Making Aid for Prediabetes. She is a former chair of the Vermont Physicians for a National Program chapter while practicing family medicine in a rural practice in the Champlain Islands near Burlington, Vermont. Dr. Carey has been a member of PNHP since 1990.
Jason Kelley, M.D.
Dr. Jason Kelley is an internist at the White River Junction Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Vermont where he serves as chief of the hospital medicine division. He received his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, and did residencies at the Harlem Hospital Center/Columbia University and at the University of Vermont. He is a professor emeritus from the University of Vermont and is currently a visiting professor at Dartmouth Medical School. From 2001 through 2010 he served as vice chairman of the Department of Medicine at the University of Louisville and chief of medicine at the Louisville VA Medical Center. He joined PNHP in 1992 and served as the Vermont chapter president from 1994-1997.
Local Unions Endorsing HR676
- Local 2326, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Essex Junction, VT
- Washington-Orange-Lamoille Labor Council, AFL-CIO, Montpelier, VT
- Vermont State Labor Council AFL-CIO, Montpelier, VT, September 2006, State Convention
- Champlain Valley Labor Council, Burlington, VT