“This was a time that I could step up to the challenge,” Dr. Manisha Juthani said.
Proposals on everything from cameras in nursing homes to government-sponsored insurance for small businesses and nonprofits were floated this session.
For the second time this year, legislators will not address health equity reform during a special session.
Legislators will not address Medicaid expansion, health coverage for undocumented residents, or other key equity proposals in their July session.
Advocates are calling on Gov. Ned Lamont and the legislature to recognize racism as a public health emergency.
Religious leaders are coalescing around racial justice issues in the state, building new alliances.
Reforms that have taken on fresh urgency include an expansion of Medicaid, better data collection and coverage for undocumented residents.
Despite efforts, significant health disparities remain between state’s residents of color and white residents, two new reports found.