Tag Archives: FightRxPrices

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. … Continue reading

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Poll Shows Connecticut Residents Want Action on High Prescription Drug Costs

By Jill Zorn | Connecticut 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 … Continue reading

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What Connecticut Can Learn From Oregon’s Prescription Drug Transparency Bill

In the state-by-state war against high drug prices, Oregon is the latest state setting an example for Connecticut. Oregon’s bill, HB 4005, was signed into law in mid-March by Governor Kate Brown.  It is a prime example of state legislation … 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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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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Do the Health Care Struggles of Everyday People Matter to Politicians?

By Lynne Ide | The 2018 Connecticut General Assembly session opens on February 7.  Will the health care struggles of everyday people be on the radar for action? Health care costs too much for too many individuals, families and businesses.  Many … Continue reading

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Healthcare Cabinet Recommendations on Restraining Prescription Drug Costs Public Comment 1.12.18

Universal Health Care Foundation (UHCF) has actively participated in the development of the Healthcare Cabinet’s draft recommendations to address high and rising prescription drug costs. Frances Padilla, Foundation President, serves on the Cabinet and chaired the Cost Determination and Cost … Continue reading

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