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CT Rallies to Protect Our Care

By Lynne Ide On a cold and blustery March day, 100 motivated activists and advocates showed up in Hartford to showcase all the good that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has done for the people of Connecticut. The crowd urged … Continue reading

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ACA Repeal is a Runaway Train

By Jill Zorn ACA Repeal is a runaway train hurtling down the track.  Congressional leaders and President Trump are determined that it will not be derailed. Up to a few days ago, we didn’t see it coming.  Just two weeks … Continue reading

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An Investment Opportunity

By Stephanye R. Clarke On September 8, 2016, the Office of Health Care Access (OHCA) rendered its final decision, allowing for the acquisition of L+M Hospital (L+M) by Yale New Haven Health System (YNHHS). As a member of one of … Continue reading

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Medicaid facing threats (again) in the Governor’s Budget

By Rosana Garcia When Governor Malloy released his budget for fiscal years 2017-2019, his proposals had cuts to health care and Medicaid/HUSKY.   It’s no secret that the state budget has a deficit of over $1.5 billion dollars next fiscal year, and … Continue reading

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Report from DC: 700 advocates come together for Families USA Health Action 2017

by Rosana Garcia Last week, Jill Zorn and I attended the Families USA Health Action 2017 Conference in Washington, DC, to represent the Foundation, and to learn from others. In this critical time for health care, it was inspiring to … Continue reading

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Congress in Recess: Tell Them YOUR Health Care Story

By Lynne Ide Starting on February 18, Congress will be in recess for a week. Connecticut’s five U.S. Representatives and two U.S. Senators will be back in state and hitting the road to talk with constituents. If you care about health … Continue reading

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Another Victory for Connecticut Consumers: Anthem-Cigna Merger Blocked

by Jill Zorn In a victory for Connecticut consumers, the proposed Anthem-Cigna mega-merger has been blocked by U.S. District Judge Amy Jackson Berman.  This decision follows by just a few weeks the ruling of another federal judge to block the … Continue reading

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