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Getting to Single Payer, Part III

What Do We Mean When We Say “Single Payer”? By Jill Zorn I probably should have started the Single Payer series with this post.  That’s because “single payer” means different things to different people.   Policy Prescription or Goal?  Goal … Continue reading

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Social and Economic Justice is On the Line

A message from Frances G. Padilla President, Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut Our mission is to serve as a catalyst that engages residents and communities in shaping a democratic health system that provides universal access to quality, affordable health … Continue reading

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New Report Targets High Drug Prices

By Jill Zorn The Yale Global Health Justice Partnership (GHJP), in collaboration with the National Physicians Alliance and Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut, has released a policy paper entitled, “Curbing Unfair Drug Prices: A Primer for States.” The high cost … Continue reading

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Why the ACA Repeal Was Stopped, at Least for Now

Last week, for the first time in quite a while, Congress was not trying to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. With the immediate emergency of Congressional repeal on (temporary?) hold, we thought it might be a good opportunity … Continue reading

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Getting to Single Payer, Part II

By Jill Zorn Getting to universal health care in the U.S. is a political challenge. The two big obstacles are: Individuals fearing change, worrying that they could end up worse off Health industry vested interests knowing they will be worse … Continue reading

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Access Health CT & CT Insurance Department in “Wait and See” Mode

By Rosana Garcia Amid much uncertainty, the Access Health CT (AHCT) Board of Directors met yesterday morning. By the end of the meeting, not much was any clearer. Jim Wadleigh, the CEO of AHCT, opened with the statement that was … Continue reading

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#OurLivesOnTheLine Action 7.29.17

Thank you to EVERYONE who answered our call to send selfies and/or photos of loved ones. We gathered even more photos to illustrate that millions of people will be hurt if the Senate votes to decimate our health care. We also … Continue reading

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