Category Archives: Jill Zorn

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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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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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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Activism Matters!

We did it!  YOU did it! The town halls and phone calls, the die-ins and sit-ins, the emails and voicemails, sharing your stories, the letters to the editor, the marches, the rallies – they mattered!  Demonstrating that our lives are on the line worked! … Continue reading

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Important First Step on Prescription Drug Affordability

By Jill Zorn More and more people in Connecticut can’t afford their prescriptions.  That’s why it was great news when a bill aimed at lowering prescription drug costs for consumers, SB 445, was signed into law by Governor Malloy on … Continue reading

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Getting to Single Payer, Part I

By Jill Zorn With all the political turmoil surrounding the possible repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and destruction of Medicaid, support for single payer health care is growing.  This is the first in a series of blogs that … Continue reading

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Trump Budget Means a Triple Whammy for Connecticut’s Medicaid Program 

By Jill Zorn  Donald Trump’s budget, “A New Foundation for American Greatness” is just the latest in a string of attacks against Connecticut’s Medicaid program. First, is the proposed state budget cut that would lead to 9,500 HUSKY A parents, with … Continue reading

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