Category Archives: From the Foundation

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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Restraining Prescription Drug Prices: Final Report from Connecticut’s Healthcare Cabinet

By Jill Zorn Fair and affordable drug prices are crucial to preserve and protect our health. Last week the Healthcare Cabinet released their final report recommending state government strategies for restraining prescription drug prices.  A copy of the report, Recommendations … Continue reading

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We can’t afford to get cancer

By Jill Zorn | I am thinking a lot about the fact that many Americans can’t afford to get cancer. I attended a conference last week, The Policy, Politics and Law of Cancer, hosted by Yale Law School’s Solomon Center for … Continue reading

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