Tag Archives: Legislative

CT Rally Opposes Affordable Care Act Repeal

A View from the Ground By Max Friedman Close to a thousand people rallied outside the State Capitol in Hartford on January 15, less than a week before President-elect Donald Trump’s swearing in. The crowd was excited to show its … Continue reading

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2017 CT Legislative session opens; health care one of many issues

By Rosana Garcia The 2017 Connecticut General Assembly session began yesterday.  This is a budget session, where legislators put together a budget for the next biennium (2017-2019) and the session runs until June 4.  Here’s a primer of what to … Continue reading

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#WeWontGoBack

By Jill Zorn The health care progress women have made since the 1960s is under threat from Congress and the incoming Trump administration. Here are a few examples of what is at stake, if the effort to repeal the Affordable … Continue reading

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Health Care Cabinet dives deeper, considers input into health care proposal

By Rosana Garcia Last week the Health Care Cabinet met on September 13 to dig deeper into a discussion of the health care cost containment and quality improvement reforms that they will recommend to the Connecticut General Assembly in a … Continue reading

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Health Care Changes on the Horizon? Let’s Hope So

By Lynne Ide Labor Day has passed and summer is fading in the rearview mirror. Looking at the road ahead, our state has the potential for some healthy change looming on the 2017 horizon. I don’t mean the change that … Continue reading

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Affordability in the Changing Health Care Landscape

By Angela deMello   “When rates go so high that customers simply   decide they can no longer afford the product and leave the market altogether, then it is a market failure…” Angela deMello, Connecticut small business owner, testified at the … Continue reading

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Tough Decisions Ahead for Addressing Health Care Cost and Quality in Connecticut

By Jill Zorn Connecticut’s Health Care Cabinet members had very mixed reactions to the draft recommendations  presented at their July 12 meeting on how to control health care costs in the state. In 2015, the Connecticut General Assembly charged the … Continue reading

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