Good news! Last night, the CT House of Representatives passed HB 5210 - An Act Mandating Insurance Coverage of Essential Health Benefits and Expanding Mandated Health Benefits for Women, Children and Adolescents - by a vote of 114-32. (Information on the bill below.)
Now HB 5210 needs to be approved by the State Senate before the legislature adjourns on May 9. Contact your State Senator today and say: Don't Go Home Without Protecting My Care; Pass HB 5210! Find your state senator (and representative) here.
Also - take a moment to thank your state representative if s/he voted for the bill. You can see how Representatives voted here.
This bill puts vital Affordable Care Act protections, including the ten Essential Health Benefits (prescription drugs, laboratory services, mental and behavioral health services, maternity care, pediatric care, preventative services, rehabilitative services, hospitalization, emergency services and ambulatory patient services), into state law. More details on the bill here.