Calls for HB 7267 WEDNESDAY; Sen. Murphy Forum FRIDAY

Two things you can do to advance health care this week:

WEDNESDAY - HB 7267, which includes a provision for importation of drugs from Canada, passed the CT House of Representatives on a bipartisan vote of 112-28 on Tuesday morning. It needs to pass the Senate before the legislature’s adjournment at midnight Wednesday. Contact Senate leadership to urge them to vote on (and pass) HB 7267:

  • Senate President Pro Tempore Martin Looney: 860-240-0375 or Looney@senatedems.ct.gov

  • Senate Republic Leader Len Fasano: 1-800-842-1421 or Len.Fasano@cga.ct.gov

  • Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff: 1-800-842-1420 or Duff@senatedems.ct.gov

  • Senate Republican Leader Pro Tempore Kevin Witkos: 1-800-842-1421 or Kevin.Witkos@cga.ct.gov

FRIDAY: From Senator Chris Murphy: You are invited to a roundtable discussion this Friday, June 7, on protecting the Affordable Care Act and those with preexisting conditions.

WHAT:                  Preexisting Conditions & ACA Roundtable with U.S. Senator Chris Murphy
WHEN:                 THIS Friday, June 7, at 9:00-10:00 am
WHERE:                Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center
428 Columbus Avenue
New Haven, CT
 *Please RSVP* to Ben Florsheim or ben_florsheim@murphy.senate.gov or (860 )549-8463.

Jane McNichol
Act Today to Help HUSKY A Parents!

From CT Citizen Action Group:

 Calls Still Needed Today and Tomorrow (Friday and Saturday)

Thursday, the outlines of a state budget deal was announced. The deal includes a modest increase in the income eligibility limits for parents in the HUSKY A/Medicaid program. But the proposal will not fully restore coverage of parents to match the income eligibility levels of their children. Children are covered up to 201% of the federal poverty level (FPL). Parents are currently covered up to 155% FPL.

We applaud legislative leaders and the Governor for beginning to address this issue. But we need to match parents’ and their children’s coverage. This ensures coverage of more eligible chldren as well as adults.

Please contact the legislative leaders listed below TODAY and TOMORROW (calls are best but email messages are okay too) with this message:

- Thank you for your attention to the importance of health care for CT’s low income working parents.  
- Please go further and cover HUSKY A parents to 201% of the federal poverty level to match their children’s eligibility, as CT did in its HUSKY program until cuts in 2015.

Jane McNichol