Tag Archives: Cost

How state budget proposals threaten health – AND WHAT YOU CAN DO!

Guest Blog by Jonathan Miller Can you afford to spend half your income on healthcare? If the State passes their current budget proposal, that’s what I’ll have to do. After years of working, I’m now disabled with a chronic condition … Continue reading

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ACA Sabotage Part 1: Cost-Sharing Reductions (CSRs)

By Kayla Tarlton The Trump administration’s ongoing attacks on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) ramped up last Thursday when two different actions were announced on Thursday October 12.  Today’s Trump Sabotage blog addresses one of those actions:   cutting off federal … Continue reading

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Repeal Fever is Back on Capitol Hill and It’s Deadly Serious

By Jill Zorn The Republican majority is feverishly working to pass the Cassidy-Graham bill and take health care away from 32 million people.  They just might succeed. About the Bill Cassidy-Graham uses block grants, beginning in 2020, to kill the … Continue reading

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Federal health care proposals – learn more ahead of Congress returning from recess

While the health care debate has taken a step back from the national stage, there are still proposals being developed and discussed.  Some proposals coming out at the federal level are bipartisan, while others ride the party line. Here’s a … 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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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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A Broker’s View: GOP Health Care Bill Will Hurt Many

Guest Blog by Joseph McDonagh As an insurance agent, I reviewed the latest Republican health care bills for their impact on my clients who buy health insurance through Access Health CT, the state’s health insurance exchange.  I compared these new … Continue reading

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