Less than a week into his new gig as head of Vermonters for Health Care Freedom, Jeff Wennberg is wasting little time pleading for bucks from opponents of Peter Shumlin’s single-payer proposal.
In a fundraising letter shipped to inboxes this morning, Wennberg said the governor’s health care “scheme” “goes against our freedom, thriftiness and independence.”
While leadership has changed at VHCF, the messaging remains the same. Wennberg hits on the same themes as his predecessor Darcie Johnston, warning of limited choice, increased costs and more government bureaucracy.
Most concerning he says, is the way in which Shumlin’s has fielded “simple questions about the costs of his ‘reforms’ and who will pay for them.”
“But Governor Shumlin refuses to answer – until after the election.” (emphasis his)
Wennberg isn’t looking to play small ball. The letters asks for $50, $100, $500 or $1,000 “to protect your health care freedom.”
The money, Wennberg says, will be used in part to continue radio attack ads aired first under Johnston’s watch.
Would-be donors worried about being outed as single-payer opponents need not worry. Since VHCF is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit, Wennberg says, “there is no limit on the amount an individual or corporation can contribute and all donations are kept confidential by law.”