Recently, I read an op-ed by Connecticut’s Haddiyyah Ali, who rightfully called on me and Sen. Richard Blumenthal to help protect democracy in Tunisia. Her concerns are valid.
Starting today, health insurance open enrollment begins in Connecticut. That means people across our state and around our country can choose a health care plan that works for them and their families. This includes signing up through Access Health CT — our state-run online insurance marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act.
On awful, gut-churning days such as Monday, I find it important to remind myself that mass shootings happen almost nowhere else but the United States. As we become normalized to the regular pace of massive, execution-style killings — Sandy Hook, Charleston, Orlando and now Las Vegas — it’s critical to understand that the Groundhog Day phenomenon of horrific mass shootings is exclusive to the United States. I find consolation in this fact, because if the problem is particularly American, then the solution can be, too.