Tag Archives: CTLeg2018

On provider-insurer disputes, Connecticut residents spoke up and legislators listened

By Rosana Ferraro | A little-discussed bill passed the House and Senate this past legislative session that promises to help out people caught between two big health industry forces – an insurance company on one hand, and a large hospital … Continue reading

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WE DID IT! Full Restoration of Medicaid Cuts 

Guest blog by Geralynn McGee and Ann Pratt, co-chairs of the Medicaid Strategy Group | In the fall of 2017, the state legislature voted to decrease income eligibility for parents and caregivers in the Medicaid (HUSKY A) program, as well … Continue reading

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New Connecticut Law Targets High Prescription Drug Prices

By Jill Zorn | Which powerful industry is to blame for high prescription drug prices? Drug companies Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) Health insurance companies All of the above If you answered D. All of the Above, you are correct. Connecticut’s … Continue reading

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What Health Care Bills are Still Alive in Hartford – Part 2

By Rosana G. Ferraro | Earlier this week we updated you on the status of some of the health care bills at the Capitol, focusing on bills that focused on prescription drug costs and protecting people from federal actions that … Continue reading

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What Health Care Bills are Still Alive in Hartford – Part 1

Rosana G. Ferraro | After the flurry of public hearings and action deadlines in most committees, we have a clearer picture of what bills are still alive in the session – and which bills died in committee. First off – … Continue reading

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ACTION ALERT: Make Another Call For Medicaid Restoration!

Yes, we’re asking you to make a call for Medicaid again.  The Appropriations Committee must take final action by Thursday, April 5, this may be our last opportunity to push for restoration of Medicaid cuts!  Keep scrolling to get all the details … 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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