Health Care Matters - Put federal protections for health care into CT law!

Posted 3/7/2018

Join health care advocates from around the state at
Health Care Action Day – March 14
as we tell our legislators to support bills that move CT toward high quality, affordable health care for everyone!

Lots of health care bills with lots of good (and bad) ideas have had public hearings. Now legislators have to start making decisions. We can be part of those decisions.

HB 5210 (An Act Mandating Insurance Coverage of Essential Health Benefits and Expanding Mandated Health Benefits for Women, Children and Adolescents) would put federal protections into state law. This bill had a public hearing on March 1 and is awaiting action by the Insurance and Real Estate Committee.

Help us show legislators how important it is to put consumer protections - bars on coverage caps; coverage for people with pre-existing conditions, coverage of essential health benefits (hospital outpatient care; emergency services; hospitalization; pregnancy, maternity, and newborn care; mental health and substance use disorder services; prescription drugs; rehabilitative and habilitative services and devices; laboratory services; preventive and wellness services and chronic disease management; pediatric services) – into Connecticut law. We can’t rely on the federal government to protect our care.

Plan for Health Care Action Day:

1:00 pm - Gather at Emanuel Lutheran Church, 311 Capitol Avenue, Hartford (across from the Legislative Office Building) for a briefing
                    on this and other health care issues.
2:15 pm – Go to the Legislative Office Building to talk to legislators and show them how important consumer protections are.
3:30 pm – Gather at Room 2600 for closing event
                  Information available in Room 2600 throughout the afternoon.

Let us know if you will be there by e-mailing Jane McNichol at Questions: contact Jane at 203-427-3909.

Jane McNichol