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.
Under the proposal, anyone would be able to obtain a drug discount card through a program run by the comptroller, while employers would be able to contract with the state’s pharmacy benefits manager to reduce drug costs.
Connecticut will join other states suing to block a new Trump administration mandate that bars federal family-planning money from going to health care groups that offer abortion referrals.