To: Representative Michael Fisher, Chair House Committee on Health Care, The Vermont State House, The Vermont State Senate, and Governor Phil Scott

H.64- Improve the Health and Prosperity of Vermonters with CAM

By signing this petition I urge the Vermont House Health Care committee to bring H.64 out of committee before March 16 and to the floor by March 20. H.64 will reduce overall medical expenses and improve the health and prosperity of all Vermonters by tapping the underutilized healing power of Complementary and Alternative Medicine to reverse spiraling health care costs.

Why is this important?

Reduce the amount Vermonters and Vermont’s employers pay for health care by passing H.64 ( With health care costs spiraling out of control, H.64 will allow for insurance coverage of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) (, to prevent disease before disease actually arises. It has been shown that there is an increasing rate of return by investing in preventative medicines over investing in the current medical system.

H.64 Draft:

“This bill proposes to require health insurance plans, including Medicaid, to provide coverage for all health care services, including complementary and alternative treatments, if at least two studies published in peer-reviewed scientific journals find such services to be safe, to be directly related to statistically significant improvements in individuals’ health status, and to reduce associated medical costs.”