Jennifer Jaff, the founder and executive director of Advocacy for Patients with Chronic Illness, has died.

Jaff, 55, a former Connecticut assistant attorney general who had a chronic disease, Crohn’s, founded the non-profit group to help patients file appeals for health-insurance coverage.

She is remembered in a tribute piece published by Daily Kos and on facebook.

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Mark PazniokasCapitol Bureau Chief

Mark is the Capitol Bureau Chief and a co-founder of CT Mirror. He is a frequent contributor to WNPR, a former state politics writer for The Hartford Courant and Journal Inquirer, and contributor for The New York Times.

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