Author Archives: universalhealthct

Matthew’s Story

I found out I had insulin-dependent diabetes when I was in high-school. Back then, it was lousy, but dealing with it was no big deal – my parents had insurance that covered the care I needed. When I went to … Continue reading

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Michelle’s Story

I found out last summer that I have an incredibly rare – 3 in a million – tumor in my abdomen called a desmoid tumor. Some people call it “benign” because it doesn’t metastasize, but it can be very locally … Continue reading

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What Can Connecticut Do About High Drug Prices?

By Jill Zorn | Drug prices keep going higher and patients are paying more and more. What can Connecticut do about skyrocketing drug prices and unaffordable out-of-pocket costs?  Connecticut’s Health Care Cabinet has devoted a lot of time and effort … Continue reading

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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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