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ACTION ALERT: Rally to Reverse Medicaid Cuts

THIS THURSDAY December 14, 2017 3:00pm to 4:00pm Legislative Office Building Room 2C 300 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT

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Jordan’s Story

“As a type-1 diabetic of 19 years and counting, I was denied health insurance in my mid-20s because, back then, diabetes was considered a pre-existing condition. As a result, I ran out of insulin and supplies twice but was fortunate … Continue reading

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Lack of Congressional Action Threatens Children’s Health Coverage in Connecticut

Federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) expired at the end of September – and without reauthorization, this could mean major cuts to coverage for kids here in Connecticut and across the country. How did we get here?  … Continue reading

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The Roller Coaster Ride Continues: Health Care Threatened by Tax Bill

By Jill Zorn With passage of the massive tax giveaway bill this past weekend, Congressional Republicans are making good on their promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) – something they failed to do all year despite repeated attempts. … Continue reading

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ACTION ALERT: Call Your Legislators About Cuts Impacting Low-Income Elderly & People With Disabilities

We’ve written about the Medicare Savings Program (MSP) cut (one of the various cuts to Medicaid in the 2018-2019 state budget).  The MSP cut will affect an estimated 113,000 low-income elderly and people with disabilities. The cut has garnered press coverage … Continue reading

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Advocates Call for Action to Protect Consumers in Insurer/Hospital Disputes

In response to the recent stalemate between Anthem and Hartford HealthCare, legislators held an informational hearing to explore options for legislative action in 2018. “This situation that happened this fall is the direct result of increased consolidation in the [health … Continue reading

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Your support makes a difference

Access to quality health care makes a big difference to people in our community. People like Lorelei, Michel and Tay  have received the care they need at an affordable price – changing their lives. But what if this care wasn’t … Continue reading

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