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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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Getting to Single Payer, Part IV

Federal vs State Strategies By Jill Zorn Despite the political challenges, when it comes to universal health care, all policy roads lead to a federal solution. What about the Laboratory of the States? In the United States, the states have … Continue reading

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A Quiet, But Important Step for Consumers – Legislation in Action

By Rosana Garcia With little fanfare, an important report was released from the state: Cost & Market Impact Review of the Hartford HealthCare’s Proposed Affiliation with the Charlotte Hungerford Hospital. That’s quite a mouthful, but what it really means is … Continue reading

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Access Health CT & CT Insurance Department in “Wait and See” Mode

By Rosana Garcia Amid much uncertainty, the Access Health CT (AHCT) Board of Directors met yesterday morning. By the end of the meeting, not much was any clearer. Jim Wadleigh, the CEO of AHCT, opened with the statement that was … 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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Getting to Single Payer, Part I

By Jill Zorn With all the political turmoil surrounding the possible repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and destruction of Medicaid, support for single payer health care is growing.  This is the first in a series of blogs that … Continue reading

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#LivesOnTheLine Action 6.22.17

Thank you to EVERYONE who answered our call to send selfies and/or photos of loved ones. #LivesOnTheLine is headed to Philly today (follow us on Instagram and Twitter for updates) and will be represented at Senator Richard Blumenthal’s Emergency Field … Continue reading

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