WASHINGTON — When Congress returns for its break next week it will decide whether to renew a health care program that covers 17,000 Connecticut children under 19. If it doesn’t, Connecticut will be among the first states to feel the impact.
The vast majority of Connecticut adults say their health is good, very good or excellent, even though nearly half have diabetes, hypertension, asthma, heart disease or cancer. And on many health measures, blacks and Hispanics fare far worse than their white counterparts. The results are part of a survey of state residents funded by six foundations.