Category Archives: From the Foundation

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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A Medicaid Public Option for Connecticut?

By Jill Zorn | In the midst of the flurry of health care bills under consideration at the capitol, there is one more bill to highlight, HB 5463:  An Act Concerning a Medicaid Public Option.  The Human Services Committee held … Continue reading

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Activists Deliver Message at Health Care Action Day

Everyday people are too often left out of the public policy debate. On March 14, 60 activists made sure their voices were heard at the Protect Our Care CT Campaign’s Health Care Action Day in Hartford. The goal of the … Continue reading

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Putting CT health care first at the Capitol – Public hearings in Hartford

Robin Comey of Branford tells her story at the press conference with Comptroller Kevin Lembo, State Senator Sean Scanlon, and Foundation President Frances G Padilla Fighting back against rising prescription drug costs One of Universal Health Care Foundation’s top legislative … Continue reading

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March 14 – Join Us to Protect Health Care We All Count On

Our state legislators are considering many health care bills this session. Some of the bills move us forward toward quality, affordable health care for every state resident – and some bills would move us backward. We need you to urge … Continue reading

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Your Voice Counts: Busy Week Ahead on State Health Care Legislation

It’s a busy time for health care ideas up at the State Capitol. There are at least 8 proposed bills that are scheduled for public hearings March 5 – 9 at the Legislative Office Building (LOB) in Hartford. We know … Continue reading

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