Category Archives: From the Foundation

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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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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Lorelei’s Story

“My daughter, Lorelei, loved to play dress-up, Irish stepdance, and watch Barney the purple dinosaur.” Then at age fourteen, she began experiencing intermittent and mysterious bouts of pain. We knew it was serious when she called out to us in … Continue reading

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Michel’s Story

“We celebrate birthdays now,” exclaimed Claire, director of Canton’s senior/social services. Things were very different a few months prior when Claire first knocked on Michel’s door. “My blinds were shut, door locked and I didn’t want to see anyone, especially an … Continue reading

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