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Poll Shows Connecticut Residents Want Action on High Prescription Drug Costs

By Jill Zorn | Connecticut residents are worried they won’t be able to afford the prescription drugs they need to stay healthy.  They also strongly support a range of government actions to fight back against rising prescription drug prices, across … Continue reading

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What Connecticut Can Learn From Oregon’s Prescription Drug Transparency Bill

In the state-by-state war against high drug prices, Oregon is the latest state setting an example for Connecticut. Oregon’s bill, HB 4005, was signed into law in mid-March by Governor Kate Brown.  It is a prime example of state legislation … Continue reading

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What Health Care Bills are Still Alive in Hartford – Part 2

By Rosana G. Ferraro | Earlier this week we updated you on the status of some of the health care bills at the Capitol, focusing on bills that focused on prescription drug costs and protecting people from federal actions that … Continue reading

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What Health Care Bills are Still Alive in Hartford – Part 1

Rosana G. Ferraro | After the flurry of public hearings and action deadlines in most committees, we have a clearer picture of what bills are still alive in the session – and which bills died in committee. First off – … Continue reading

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ACTION ALERT: Make Another Call For Medicaid Restoration!

Yes, we’re asking you to make a call for Medicaid again.  The Appropriations Committee must take final action by Thursday, April 5, this may be our last opportunity to push for restoration of Medicaid cuts!  Keep scrolling to get all the details … Continue reading

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A Medicaid Public Option for Connecticut?

By Jill Zorn | In the midst of the flurry of health care bills under consideration at the capitol, there is one more bill to highlight, HB 5463:  An Act Concerning a Medicaid Public Option.  The Human Services Committee held … Continue reading

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Activists Deliver Message at Health Care Action Day

Everyday people are too often left out of the public policy debate. On March 14, 60 activists made sure their voices were heard at the Protect Our Care CT Campaign’s Health Care Action Day in Hartford. The goal of the … Continue reading

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