Colorado, Nevada have approved public option plans this year.
Proponents of the public option insurance plan said they pulled the bill because the governor threatened not to sign it.
Momentum surrounding a public option bill and a prescription drug proposal has slowed. Here’s why.
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.
Lawmakers want to revive a tax on carriers to support additional subsidies on the exchange, expansion of Medicaid.
With COVID-19 cases on the rise and thousands unemployed, legislators say having a ‘public option’ is more pressing than ever.
In a short session, Democrats lack support from the governor and Republicans, but they’re still attempting a public option bill.
A coalition of faith leaders is asking lawmakers and other state leaders to push for affordable coverage, preserve Medicaid eligibility and improve data collection.
The agenda unveiled Tuesday is expected to be followed by an announcement tomorrow that Gov. Ned Lamont will use executive authority to limit price increases by providers and insurers.
Gov. Ned Lamont’s administration is part of a working group exploring health care reforms for 2020. He was late to the debate in the last session.
As hopes for public option dim, lawmakers move to a health care reform agenda that has bipartisan support.
With Democratic candidates for the White House calling for health care changes that would adversely impact Connecticut’s health insurers, the industry is hitting back.
Efforts to push through a revised public option health care bill came “too late” in the legislative session, and Lamont pledged to revive the issue next year.
The bill’s long slog and eventual death caps months of contentious discussion on efforts to change Connecticut’s health care landscape.
A deeply diluted version of a public option health care bill moved through the House Tuesday, drawing bipartisan support but abandoning its ambitious goals.