Prescription Drug Price Town Hall with Sen. Blumenthal
Sep
4
5:30 PM17:30

Prescription Drug Price Town Hall with Sen. Blumenthal

From Sen. Richard Blumenthal’s office:
Senator Blumenthal invites you to attend  a town hall on prescription drug prices.   We have seen significant increases in the costs of many important, often life-saving drugs.  Many families must make difficult choices between paying for meals and other critical expenses and filling a prescription.    Senator Blumenthal is working to lower prescription drug costs through greater regulation and spurring competition so consumers have more robust choices.  People are invited to provide their experience and views on this subject.  Please share this with all who you think would be interested.

 If you wish to speak, please email Richard_kehoe@blumenthal.senate.gov

 

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Health Equity Solutions Bridgeport Listening Session
Aug
14
1:30 PM13:30

Health Equity Solutions Bridgeport Listening Session

HES invites you to join our 2019 Bridgeport Listening Session!

These listening sessions will be approximately an hour and a half long and involve community members and organization partners. We hope to learn your thoughts on health care and health equity and will use the information to inform our 2020 legislative session.

To register, go to: https://hesct.salsalabs.org/listeningsessionsdraft
For questions, please reach out to Samantha Lew, Policy Analyst, at slew@hesct.org or (860) 937- 6432.

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Health Equity Solutions Middletown Listening Session
Aug
13
11:00 AM11:00

Health Equity Solutions Middletown Listening Session

HES invites you to join our 2019 Middletown Listening Session!

These listening sessions will be approximately an hour and a half long and involve community members and organization partners. We hope to learn your thoughts on health care and health equity and will use the information to inform our 2020 legislative session.

To register, go to: https://hesct.salsalabs.org/listeningsessionsdraft
For questions, please reach out to Samantha Lew, Policy Analyst, at slew@hesct.org or (860) 937- 6432.

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Health Equity Solutions Waterbury Listening Session
Aug
12
11:00 AM11:00

Health Equity Solutions Waterbury Listening Session

HES invites you to join our 2019 Waterbury Listening Session!

These listening sessions will be approximately an hour and a half long and involve community members and organization partners. We hope to learn your thoughts on health care and health equity and will use the information to inform our 2020 legislative session.

To register, go to: https://hesct.salsalabs.org/listeningsessionsdraft
For questions, please reach out to Samantha Lew, Policy Analyst, at slew@hesct.org or (860) 937- 6432.

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Health Equity Solutions New Haven Listening Session
Aug
8
5:30 PM17:30

Health Equity Solutions New Haven Listening Session

HES invites you to join our 2019 New Haven Listening Session!

These listening sessions will involve community members and organization partners. We hope to learn your thoughts on health care and health equity and will use the information to inform our 2020 legislative session.

To register, go to: https://hesct.salsalabs.org/listeningsessionsdraft
For questions, please reach out to Samantha Lew, Policy Analyst, at slew@hesct.org or (860) 937- 6432.

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Health Equity Solutions Windham Listening Session
Aug
7
11:00 AM11:00

Health Equity Solutions Windham Listening Session

  • Generathions Family Health Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

HES invites you to join our 2019 Windham Listening Session!

These listening sessions will be approximately an hour and a half long and involve community members and organization partners. We hope to learn your thoughts on health care and health equity and will use the information to inform our 2020 legislative session.

To register, go to: https://hesct.salsalabs.org/listeningsessionsdraft
For questions, please reach out to Samantha Lew, Policy Analyst, at slew@hesct.org or (860) 937- 6432.

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Health Equity Solutions New London Listening Session
Aug
6
9:30 AM09:30

Health Equity Solutions New London Listening Session

HES invites you to join our 2019 New London Listening Session!

These listening sessions will be approximately an hour and a half long and involve community members and organization partners. We hope to learn your thoughts on health care and health equity and will use the information to inform our 2020 legislative session.

To register, go to: https://hesct.salsalabs.org/listeningsessionsdraft
For questions, please reach out to Samantha Lew, Policy Analyst, at slew@hesct.org or (860) 937- 6432.

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Health Equity In CT Conference
Aug
6
9:00 AM09:00

Health Equity In CT Conference

CT Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities presents a half-day conference on health equity.
”Hear from experts in the state working to combat disparities in health care, including access to health care, challenges individuals with mental health conditions face, and the impact of implicit bias in the health care field. We will bring agencies from around the state together to learn about the health inequities which exist in CT and what is being done to address these concerns.”

Speakers include:

  • Dr. Victor Villagra, President, Health & Technology Vector

  • Dr. Zhao Helen Wu, Epidemiologist, CT Convergence Institute

  • Dr. Gualberto Ruano, Ass’t. Director, CT Convergence Institute

  • Kathy Flaherty, Esq., Executive Director, CT Legal Rights Project

  • Dr. Bruce Gould, Assoc. Dean, UConn Health; Director, CT Area Health Education Ctr

RSVP by August 2nd to Pascal.Preudhomme@ct.gov.

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Health Equity Solutions Hartford Listening Session
Aug
5
1:30 PM13:30

Health Equity Solutions Hartford Listening Session

HES invites you to join our 2019 Hartford Listening Session!

These listening sessions will be approximately an hour and a half long and involve community members and organization partners. We hope to learn your thoughts on health care and health equity and will use the information to inform our 2020 legislative session.

To register, go to: https://hesct.salsalabs.org/listeningsessionsdraft
For questions, please reach out to Samantha Lew, Policy Analyst, at slew@hesct.org or (860) 937- 6432.

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Rally for a Moral Budget
May
20
4:00 PM16:00

Rally for a Moral Budget

Join the DUE Justice Coalition to call upon Gov. Lamont and CT Legislators to pass a budget that works for the many and not just the few. Demand a budget that will:

  • Ensure good jobs and fair wages

  • Protect vital public services

  • Fully fund public schools

  • Protect and expand quality, affordable health care

  • Expand clean energy and protect the environment

  • Advance a shared prosperity for all

Flyer here. RSVP here. More information, email duejustice4us@gmail.com.

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2019 Health Care Action Day at the Legislature
May
1
10:00 AM10:00

2019 Health Care Action Day at the Legislature

Join us at the state Capitol to tell legislators - It’s Time to Act on Health Care!
Protect Our Care CT priority bills/issues:

  • Protect Medicaid/HUSKY from cuts; don’t add an asset test to the Medicare Savings Program

  • Establish a public health insurance options for small businesses/nonprofits and individuals buying on the private market (HB 7267; SB 134)

  • Bring down the price of prescription drugs (HB 7174)

We’ll gather at 10:00 for an issues briefing (location to be determined) and then fan out to meet with legislators.

We are working in partnership with the Women’s Health Lobby Day. Issues briefing will also include updates on major women’s health issues.

See Resources page of this website for information on POCCT bills.

RSVP through Facebook or to Jane McNichol, jmcnichol@universalhealthct.org.

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Public Option Info Session - Small Business
Apr
25
6:30 PM18:30

Public Option Info Session - Small Business

Learn about HB 7276 and SB 134, which would create public health care options for

  • small businesses and nonprofits in 2020

  • individuals buying on the private market in 2021

Find out how you can help pass these bills.

More information - Flyer here or contact Teran Loeppke, tloeppke@universalhealthct.org, 773-827-4366

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Public Optional Info Session - Wallingford
Apr
24
7:00 PM19:00

Public Optional Info Session - Wallingford

  • Spanish Community of Wallingford (SCOW) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Learn about HB 7276 and SB 134, which would create public health care options for

  • small businesses and nonprofits in 2020

  • individuals buying on the private market in 2021

Find out how you can help pass these bills.

More information: Flyer here or Jonathan Gonzalez-Cruz, jonathan@ct4adream.org, 203-889-6563 or Jane McNichol, jmcnichol@universalhealthct.org, 203-427-3909.

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DUE Justice Coalition MLK Remembrance and Call for a Moral Budget
Apr
4
4:00 PM16:00

DUE Justice Coalition MLK Remembrance and Call for a Moral Budget

Join the DUE Justice Coalition at the Legislative Office Building to honor Dr. Martin Luther King and call for a moral state budget.

4:00 pm - Gathering in remembrance
4:45 pm - Call for a Moral Budget
5:15 pm - Action for a Moral Budget

Register and get more information or contact duejustice4us@gmail.com.

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Press Conference to Support the ACA
Mar
28
2:00 PM14:00

Press Conference to Support the ACA

Attorney General William Tong, Sen. Matt Lesser and Rep. Sean Scanlon are holding a press conference to support the Affordable Care Act and demonstrate its importance in CT. 

THURSDAY, MARCH 28
2:00 pm
Room 1A
Legislative Office Building
Hartford 

Please consider joining them to show your support for the Affordable Care Act.

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Medicare for America: A Discussion of Plans for Universal Coverage
Mar
20
12:00 PM12:00

Medicare for America: A Discussion of Plans for Universal Coverage

Speakers:

Rosa DeLauro, U.S. Representative, 3rd District, CT
Jacob Hacker, Stanley Resour Professor of Political Science, Yale University
Allison Hoffman, Visiting professor of Law, Yale Law School

Free and open to the public; non-pizza lunch will be available.

Co-sponsors: Solomon Center for Health Law & Policy, Global Health Justice Partnership, YRFS Advocacy Council, Yale Health Law and Policy Society (YHeLPS)

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Public Health Care Option Events
Mar
7
10:00 AM10:00

Public Health Care Option Events

Public options for health care will be a focus for legislative work Thursday, March 7.

The public hearing on HB 7267, An Act Concerning Public Options for Health Care in Connecticut, will be held that day. Legislative sponsors are holding a press conference to highlight the importance of this proposal before the hearing. You can be part of this important day. We are asking people to come to the Legislative Office Building between 10:30 and 2:30 to let legislators know how important affordable, quality health care is. We will have information about activities in the 2nd Floor Atrium (outside the Human Services Committee offices). Here’s the schedule:

9:30 - Sign up to testify at public hearing begins (see details below)
10:30 - Press conference on Public Health Care Option - Room 2D
11:00 - Visibility actions in the LOB, outside the hearing room
12:00 - Public hearing - Room 2D. First hour reserved for public officials

Instructions on how to sign up to testify - or submit written testimony:
Sign-up
for the hearing will begin at 9:30 A.M. in the First Floor Atrium of the LOB. Please email written testimony in Word or PDF format to INStestimony@cga.ct.gov. The Committee requests that testimony be limited to matters related to the items on the Agenda. The first hour of the hearing is reserved for Legislators, Constitutional Officers, State Agency Heads and Chief Elected Municipal Officials. Speakers will be limited to three minutes of testimony.

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Feb
21
5:45 PM17:45

Entrenamiento Bilingue Basico del Cuidado de la Salud

¿Alguna vez se ha preguntado porque las medicinas son tan caras? ¿Confundido sobre el lenguaje técnico de los planes de salud, programas como HUSKY? ¿Usted cree que el cuidado de la salud es un derecho humano y que todos debemos tener cobertura, no importando el estatus migratorio?

¡Infórmese con respecto a lo que está en juego en este momento en CT y lo que puede hacer para que haya cambio!

RSVP: Teran (tloeppke@universalhealthct.org/773-827-4366)

Mas informacion.

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Feb
21
5:45 PM17:45

Basic Health Care Advocacy Training (Bilingual)

Ever wonder why prescription drugs are so expensive? Confused about health care lingo and programs such as HUSKY? Do you believe health care is a human right and that everyone should be covered, regardless of immigration status?

Learn more about what’s as stake right now in Connecticut and what you can do to make change happen!

RSVP to: Teran (tloeppke@universalhealthct.org/773-827-4366)

Sponsored by:

Christian Community Action
The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven
Greater New Haven Votes
Protect Our Care CT

More details in these flyers: English or Spanish

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Informational Hearing on Public Health Option
Feb
13
10:00 AM10:00

Informational Hearing on Public Health Option

  • Room 2C Legislative Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Human Services and and Insurance and Real Estate Committees will hold a joint

Informational Hearing on PUBLIC HEALTH OPTION in Connecticut

Invited speakers include:

Cindy Mann, Managing Director at Manatt; former Director of the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Dan Muese, Deputy Director, State Health and Value Strategies, Center for Health and Wellbeing, Princeton University
Kevin Lembo, Comptroller, State of Connecticut
Victoria Veltri, Executive Director, Office of Health Strategy

This is not a public hearing; members of the public will not have an opportunity to speak. But the hearing is open to the public. It is possible that the hearing will be aired on CT-N, and available for viewing either live or on tape after the event..

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D.U.E.Justice 2019 Issue & Action Convening
Jan
16
5:30 PM17:30

D.U.E.Justice 2019 Issue & Action Convening

The D.U.E. Justice Coalition will gather on Wednesday, Jan. 16 to set its 2019 Issue and Action agenda. Register now - space is limited.
Agenda and additional information for the event will be sent out by January 15 to all who register.

DUE JUSTICE ISSUES
Good Jobs & A Fair Economy
Great Public Education - From Pre-K through College
Quality Affordable Health Care
Democracy & Fair Government
Healthy Environment
Racial & Gender Justice
Vibrant & Fully Funded Public Sector
Immigrant Rights

For more information, visit DUE Justice on Facebook or contact Ann Pratt: ann.prattccag@gmail.com; 860-209-1234

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Stand Up for Paid Leave: Visibility Event
Jan
9
1:00 PM13:00

Stand Up for Paid Leave: Visibility Event

  • Legislative Office Buildng - Room 1E (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Paid Family and Medical Leave supporters will assemble in Room 1E of the Legislative Office Building at 1:00 pm on Wednesday for a brief overview of paid family and medical leave. Then, they will line the concourse that connects the Legislative Office Building to the State Capitol and speak with lawmakers as they walk from the swearing in ceremony at the State Armory to the House Chamber, where Governor-elect will deliver an address at 2 pm.

RSVP: http://bit.ly/PFMLVisibilityDay RSVP

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Interfaith Prayer Circle for Universal Health Care
Jan
9
11:00 AM11:00

Interfaith Prayer Circle for Universal Health Care

Prayer Circle by members of the Interfaith Fellowship for Universal Health Care to call on Governor-Elect Lamont to implement his health care policy platform. Prayer Circle will be outside between the Legislative Office Building and the Armory. Questions: contact Rev. Teran Loeppke, tloeppke@universalhealthct.org.

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CONECT Candidate Forum
Oct
22
7:00 PM19:00

CONECT Candidate Forum

CONECT is hosting a forum for candidates for Governor, Attorney General and Treasurer. Doors open at 6:15. Forum begins promptly at 7:00. Ned Lamont has confirmed his attendance.

Parking lot is off Benson Street, just off Park Avenue.

More information: Matt McDermott (matt.mcd9@gmail.com or 773-206-8292) or
Kristen Estabrook (Kristen.estabrook@gmail.com or 207-751-8212).

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I Vote 4 Health Care Rally Outside Governor's Debate
Oct
18
2:30 PM14:30

I Vote 4 Health Care Rally Outside Governor's Debate

Join Protect Our Care CT as we ask the gubernatorial candidates: WHAT’S YOUR PLAN FOR HEALTH CARE?

We will be outside the candidate debate sponsored by the CT Broadcasters Association in Hartford on October 18. We will gather at 2:30, plan to stay until 3:45. Wear your IVote4HealthCare T-shirts (we’ll bring some for people who don’t have them yet).

Flyer here.

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IVote4HealthCare at Gubernatorial Debate
Sep
26
5:30 PM17:30

IVote4HealthCare at Gubernatorial Debate

  • Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join IVote4HealthCare to ask the candidates:

 WHAT’S YOUR PLAN FOR HEALTH CARE?

OZ GRIEBEL, NED LAMONT and BOB STEFANOWSKI will be debating Wednesday, September 26, Jorgensen Auditorium, University of CT, Storrs Campus

 We need to let them know how important health care is to the people of Connecticut.

 Gather at 5:30 outside the main entrance to Jorgensen Theatre. We’ll be there with materials and t-shirts to raise the issue of health care. Look for people wearing I Vote 4 Health Care t-shirts. (Parking can be difficult so plan on arriving around 5:00.)

Flyer available here.

(Debate information: Doors open at 6:00; debate starts at 7:00. Ticket needed for admission; tickets only available to UConn students, faculty and staff.)

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