Colorado, Nevada have approved public option plans this year.
Democrats pledge to protect health care locally if Ginsburg’s replacement helps sink the Affordable Care Act.
Lawmakers are seeking a way to increase school vaccination rates without expelling kids whose parents resist the medical consensus about the efficacy of vaccines.
The sweeping drug bill includes several provisions aimed at capping or lowering the price of medications.
The measure is more aggressive than similar efforts in Illinois and Colorado, which capped insulin costs at $100 per month.
Connecticut would be following New York and Michigan which have already enacted bans.
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.
A deeply diluted version of a public option health care bill moved through the House Tuesday, drawing bipartisan support but abandoning its ambitious goals.
A bill designed to help Connecticut officials peer into the black box of drug pricing won final approval from a unanimous state Senate early Wednesday, and will now go to the governor. Proponents of the measure called it a necessary first step toward curbing expensive prescription drug prices.
The state House of Representatives unanimously approved a comprehensive bill that aims to shed light on the murky prescription drug industry, which state officials say is a necessary first step to lowering expensive drug costs.
With only two weeks left in the legislative session, a Democratic lawmaker and the state comptroller are feverishly working to bring to the House floor proposed legislation that is considered Connecticut’s most comprehensive effort so far to control high prescription drug costs.
The two bills that would establish an individual mandate in Connecticut failed to make it out of committee, but Senate President Pro Tem Martin M. Looney said Wednesday he would consider reviving the proposal by offering an amendment to other legislation.
The Senate voted 28-8 Tuesday night to approve a bill that would make Connecticut one of the last states to impose standards on ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft. The bill now goes to the governor.