Lamont and lawmakers have proposed regulating contracts between insurance companies and health care providers more closely.
CT committee OKs Medicaid expansion for residents under 19 without legal status
The Human Services Committee voted to advance the proposal, which would expand Medicaid to people under 19 of any immigration status.
CT legislature considers trade association health plans
Businesses, nonprofits and a group of lawmakers want to allow trade groups to offer health insurance. Patient advocates have concerns.
CT urged to offer HUSKY to people under 26 of any immigration status
Advocates wrote to legislators and spoke at a hearing urging CT to expand Medicaid to people 25 and younger regardless of immigration status.
CT Medicaid expansion launches for kids of any immigration status
CT lawmakers last year approved an expansion of Medicaid to those 12 and younger regardless of immigration status. It went into effect Jan. 1.
Bill that extends dental, vision coverage to young adults wins final passage
Young adults, stepchildren and others would be able to remain on their parents’ dental and vision insurance through age 26.
Aliera, Trinity HealthShare agree to stop marketing plans in Connecticut
The health care sharing ministry and the group that sells its plans will also pay the state $50K
Legislators move to limit reach of health care sharing ministries in Connecticut
A bill would prohibit anyone licensed by the state’s insurance department from conducting business with a health care sharing ministry.
How does the public option bill differ from Gov. Ned Lamont’s health care plan? Here’s a look at the two proposals.
With the rising cost of care a central issue this legislative session, lawmakers and Gov. Ned Lamont’s administration have each moved ahead with their own plans aimed at driving down prices.
Lamont unveils plans to reduce cost of health care, cap price of prescription drugs
The plan includes an annual assessment on insurance carriers to fund additional subsidies on Connecticut’s insurance exchange, Access Health CT.
‘Public option’ health insurance in CT is a key priority for Democrats in 2021
With COVID-19 cases on the rise and thousands unemployed, legislators say having a ‘public option’ is more pressing than ever.
CT Democrats pledge to defend health care after Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death
Democrats pledge to protect health care locally if Ginsburg’s replacement helps sink the Affordable Care Act.
Anthem, ConnectiCare seek premium increases for 2021 health plans
The companies pointed to rising medical costs and a higher demand for services.
State’s health exchange reports similar enrollment numbers as last year
Three weeks into open enrollment, the state’s insurance exchange has signed up about 20,000 people for 2020 health plans, roughly the same amount as this time last year, the group said Thursday.
With outlook bleak for public option, lawmakers shift to new 2020 health care agenda
As hopes for public option dim, lawmakers move to a health care reform agenda that has bipartisan support.