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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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Trumpcare: “If You Break It, You Own It.”

By Jill Zorn Last week Republicans headed to a meeting in Philadelphia, aiming to reach agreement on a plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), but it seems they left Philadelphia without any clear consensus on how … Continue reading

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#Fight4Better is What We Need

By Lynne Ide Here we are in week three of the legislative session in Hartford.  What is going to happen with health care? All eyes have been focused on Washington, D.C. and the health care agendas put forth by President … Continue reading

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Marching Together for Change

By Jill Zorn I was fortunate enough to attend the Women’s March on Washington, where 500,000 people gathered peacefully to, “create change from the grassroots level up.” Numbers The mission statement of the March included this phrase, highlighting the importance … Continue reading

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Improved Medicare for All

By Jill Zorn I attended the National Single-Payer-Strategy Conference in New York City this past weekend. With the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Medicaid and even Medicare under threat by incoming President Trump and the Congress, single-payer advocates are more energized … Continue reading

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