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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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Michelle’s Story

I found out last summer that I have an incredibly rare – 3 in a million – tumor in my abdomen called a desmoid tumor. Some people call it “benign” because it doesn’t metastasize, but it can be very locally … Continue reading

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THANK YOU! Your action made change in Hartford!

VICTORIES FOR HEALTH CARE AT THE CAPITOL! THANK YOU TO ALL WHO TOOK ACTION! THANK YOU to all of you who called, emailed, shared alerts and posts, and worked to support important people-centered/pro-consumer health care bills this session. Here are some important … Continue reading

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#Fight4Better is What We Need

By Lynne Ide Here we are in week three of the legislative session in Hartford.  What is going to happen with health care? All eyes have been focused on Washington, D.C. and the health care agendas put forth by President … Continue reading

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Are the ACA Marketplaces Fixable?

By Jill Zorn As discussed in a previous blog, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplaces are struggling with lower than expected enrollment, sicker than expected customers, dwindling insurer competition and rising premiums in some regions of the country, including Connecticut. … Continue reading

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The EpiPen Scandal: Don’t Mess with Parents! 

By Jill Zorn If it wasn’t for a grassroots movement of furious parents, we may never have heard about the EpiPen price gouging scandal. When parents of children with severe allergies started going to pharmacies in July to purchase their … Continue reading

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Will Public Shaming be Enough to get Big Pharma to Lower Drug Prices? 

  By Jill Zorn  Consumers are losing ground as there continues to be inaction in addressing the unbridled growth of prescription drug prices. “The rising cost of prescription medicines is putting pressure on public and family budgets in the United States,”  is … Continue reading

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