ACTION ALERT: Tell your Senators to vote YES: These four health care bills are ready to go!

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There are four health care bills that have already passed the House, we just need the Senate to get them over the finish line and onto the Governor’s desk! 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 the ten Essential Health Benefits.

ACA graphic 3On April 9, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services finalized a rule which opens the door for states to allow health plans to include fewer guaranteed benefits.

We don’t want that to happen here in our state.

That’s why Connecticut health care advocates and activists are calling on our legislators to pass a law that codifies vital Affordable Care Act protections in state law. 

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ACTION ALERT: Health care for our low-income neighbors still at risk

Call your legislators to help restore Medicaid!

The time is now to speak up for our low-income neighbors whose health care is at risk.  With less than two weeks left to the state legislative session, time is running out to get in touch with legislators about health care concerns.

This post not only urges you to get in touch with your state legislators about drastic cuts to Medicaid, it also includes below, graphics that you can share via social media — which are also available in the coming days on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram — as well as links to other resources to share with your networks.

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ACTION ALERT: Ask for Relief from High Drug Prices, Contact Your State Rep!

By Jill Zorn |

Just the pills with labelConnecticut residents are worried about skyrocketing drug prices.  As a recent poll shows loud and clear, they agree across party lines that they want their elected leaders to DO SOMETHING!

The time is NOW for legislators to respond to your concerns.  House Bill 5384: An Act Concerning Prescription Drug Costs, was approved by the Insurance and Real Estate Committee over a month ago by a bipartisan vote.  It’s time to pass the bill! Continue reading

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ACTION ALERT – Tell Your State Rep: 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 the ten Essential Health Benefits.

ACA graphic 3On April 9, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services finalized a rule which opens the door for states to allow health plans to include fewer guaranteed benefits.

We don’t want that to happen here in our state.

That’s why Connecticut health care advocates and activists are calling on our legislators to pass a law that codifies vital Affordable Care Act protections in state law. 

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April 18th Health Care Action Day brings activists to Hartford

By Ethan Handa |

Ethan Handa is a first-year graduate student at the Yale School of Public Health.  He is interning with the Foundation this semester.  He attended his first grassroots action day at the State Capitol on April 18th.

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At Protect Our Care CT’s second Health Care Action Day, we saw how a group of people can be mobilized to take action and attempt to provoke health care justice out of their representatives.  The event convened in a nearby church, where health care advocates and leaders spoke on 4 specific bills and issues that have been the focus of Protect Our Care CT’s legislative advocacy this session.

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Poll Shows Connecticut Residents Want Action on High Prescription Drug Costs

By Jill Zorn |

DSC00742.JPGConnecticut 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 party lines.

These views were among the results of a poll released at a press conference on April 12 at the Legislative Office Building coordinated by Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut.  The statewide poll had over 900 respondents and was conducted by Altarum’s Healthcare Value Hub in early February.

Speaking at the press conference, Frances Padilla, President of the Foundation, said, “The poll shows very clearly that Connecticut residents want action, regardless of their political affiliation.  They should not have to choose between taking their medications and putting food on the table.”

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