Proposals on everything from cameras in nursing homes to government-sponsored insurance for small businesses and nonprofits were floated this session.
The Senate passed the bill on a vote of 26 to 10.
Under the bill, children eight and younger would qualify for HUSKY coverage regardless of their immigration status.
While Lamont’s plan provides short-term stability, it also could leave Connecticut with challenges after the 2022 elections.
Help for the uninsured provided by the new, $175 billion Provider Relief Fund is getting mixed reviews.
A health care consulting group has projected that as many as 77,000 state residents could become uninsured during the pandemic.
Saying undocumented families pose an obstacle to keeping the coronavirus from spreading, 185 Connecticut doctors want HUSKY coverage for them.
There are different opinions on the best treatment of COVID-19 patient symptoms while the disease runs its course.
The Senate hasn’t approved the second coronavirus package, but another massive bill has been proposed.
Now that private labs will begin testing patients for coronavirus, Connecticut’s insurers are being pressured to pick up the tab.
Connecticut remains a “donor” state to the federal government because it pays more to Washington D.C. than it gets back.
Connecticut Attorney General William Tong said the new rule “has instilled fear and chaos in Connecticut’s immigrant communities.”
Even if the 5th District Court of Appeals rules the Affordable Care Act is invalid, it’s not likely to disappear overnight.
Despite early enthusiasm, lawmakers now say a bill extending state-sponsored health coverage to about 18,000 undocumented children is unlikely to succeed this year.
Children like Emily Batista, an 11-year-old with cerebral palsy from Brazil, would have access to state-funded health insurance under the proposal.