The state legislature passed a bill that protects the benefits of the federal Affordable Care Act in Connecticut law. This is important because politicians in Washington, DC are finding ways to erode these protections.
The bill passed with bipartisan support in the state House (114-32) and Senate (34-2).
Now Governor Malloy has the opportunity to sign the bill into law.
Please click here to email Governor Malloy today and let him know how important the benefits in House Bill 5210 are to you and your family.
Here is a description of House Bill 5210: Protecting Quality Health Care Coverage –
This bill makes sure that certain protections in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are codified in state law.
The ten Essential Health Benefits protected include: hospitalization, pediatric care, prescription drugs, maternity care, preventive & wellness services, emergency services, rehabilitative services, mental & behavioral health services, laboratory services and ambulatory patient services.
The bill also protects a few more things required by the ACA: preventive services, such as a physical, are offered at no cost to the patient; insurance companies cannot deny coverage to people with pre-existing conditions; and, insurance companies cannot cap the amount they will spend on a patient in a year or over a lifetime.
Thank you for helping to push this important bill over the finish line!