Category Archives: From the Foundation

WE DID IT! Full Restoration of Medicaid Cuts 

Guest blog by Geralynn McGee and Ann Pratt, co-chairs of the Medicaid Strategy Group | In the fall of 2017, the state legislature voted to decrease income eligibility for parents and caregivers in the Medicaid (HUSKY A) program, as well … Continue reading

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New Connecticut Law Targets High Prescription Drug Prices

By Jill Zorn | Which powerful industry is to blame for high prescription drug prices? Drug companies Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) Health insurance companies All of the above If you answered D. All of the Above, you are correct. Connecticut’s … Continue reading

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Help Push Law That Protects ACA Benefits Over the Finish Line

  The state legislature passed a bill that protects the benefits of the federal Affordable Care Act in Connecticut law. This is important because politicians in Washington, DC are finding ways to erode these protections. The bill passed with bipartisan … Continue reading

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Your Voices Were Heard: Health Care Wins in 2018

By Lynne Ide | Together we did it! As the clock struck midnight on May 9, health care activists and advocates walked away from the 2018 legislative session with a handful of important wins. Thanks go out to people from … Continue reading

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ACTION ALERT – Tell Your State Senator: Don’t Go Home Without Protecting My Care! 

By Lynne Ide | ACTION NEEDED NOW! In the past year, the federal government has changed laws, modified regulations and cut funds to erode and erase gains in coverage and care made by the Affordable Care Act. The latest protections at risk are … Continue reading

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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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