Lawmakers in Connecticut called the possibility of an ACA repeal “stunningly irresponsible” on Thursday.
The future of the Affordable Care Act will be decided by a conservative-leaning appeals court.
Lawmakers said legalizing pot is a necessary step in efforts to upend decades of inequality in arrests and convictions against minority communities.
The governor defended the legislation, along with his push for electronic tolls and the need for more investment in transportation.
The legislation would extend state health benefits to small businesses, nonprofits and individuals.
Children like Emily Batista, an 11-year-old with cerebral palsy from Brazil, would have access to state-funded health insurance under the proposal.
A public hearing on legislation that would give terminally ill patients access to medication to end their lives is expected to draw both supporters and opponents today.
The bill seeks to lower the cost of prescription drugs in Connecticut, a frustration for seniors, the uninsured, and people on high-deductible plans.
The state medical society, long opposed to the aid-in-dying measure, recently adopted a position of “engaged neutrality.”
Lawmakers who support repeal say parents don’t want to send their children to school with unvaccinated classmates.
State Rep. Anne Hughes took unpaid leave when she donated a kidney to her godson in 2015. Tuesday, Hughes and others called not only for paid family medical leave, but for an expanded definition of “family.”
Advocates, who believe commercial hemp production will help struggling dairy farms, acknowledged the measures still have a long way to go before they achieve final passage.
The proposals would extend state health benefits to small businesses and nonprofits, and explore a public option for individuals.
The bill would also mandate insurance company cover drugs prescribed for substance abuse treatment, and cover treatment regardless of whether it is court ordered.
Tianna Laboy was 19-years-old when she delivered her baby in a prison cell toilet at York Correctional Institution last winter. Now she is suing the Department of Correction and others for allegedly denying her medical care before the birth of her first child.