VICTORIES FOR HEALTH CARE AT THE CAPITOL!
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO TOOK ACTION!
to all of you who called, emailed, shared alerts and posts, and worked to support important people-centered/pro-consumer health care bills this session.
Here are some important gains made this legislative session:
Senate Bill 445 – PASSED!
This bill focused on fighting back against prescription drug prices, and included other important consumer protections.
THANK YOU to Senator Martin Looney, Senator Len Fasano, and their staff for fighting for health care consumers at the Capitol this session.
And of course, thanks to YOU for taking action!
Senate Bill 126 – PASSED!
This bill is a critical step towards realizing the potential of Community Health Workers in the state, and improving health for state residents.
We applaud the hard work of Health Equity Solutions in advocating for this bill! Thank you for fighting for health equity in our state!
Thank you to all who took action for this bill!
You might be wondering about other bills that we supported during the session. A quick update:
Senate Bill 586
A bill that would have preserved gains made in women’s health under the Affordable Care Act, no matter what happens in Washington, DC, didn’t make it. In the event that these important federal protections are repealed, the legislature will be able to take action in a special session.
Senate Bill 795
This bill included the Office of Health Strategy and modernization of the Certificate of Need (CON) program. As these issues affect the state budget, they will be addressed in the budget process.