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Upcoming Events - Protect Our Care Connecticut

Learn about upcoming Protect Our Care CT events.


Press Conference on State Medicaid Cuts
Jun
20
11:00 am11:00

Press Conference on State Medicaid Cuts

  • Legislative Office Building

Join health care providers and advocates as they gather to demonstrate the impact of proposed state cuts to Medicaid on health care consumers and the health care system and to call for increased revenue, rather than health care cuts, to balance the state budget.

Emergency Field Hrg with Sen. Blumenthal
Jun
19
9:00 am09:00

Emergency Field Hrg with Sen. Blumenthal

  • Room 210, State Capitol

PUBLIC INPUT NEEDED: BLUMENTHAL TO CONVENE EMERGENCY FIELD HEARING AS GOP PLANS VOTE ON SECRET HEALTHCARE OVERHAUL

 

At 9 a.m. on Monday, June 19 at the State Capitol Building in Hartford, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal will convene an emergency field hearing in advance of an expected Senate vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act and strip coverage from millions of Americans. More information here.

Die-In to Oppose AHCA
Jun
4
3:00 pm15:00

Die-In to Oppose AHCA

  • New Haven Green

Action Together CT is joining organizations around the country to demonstrate opposition to the AHCA and support for universal health care in staging a Die-In on the New Haven Green. For more details, contact Anne Hay, wino76@comcast.net or Caitlin Maloney, Caitlin.maloney10@gmail.com.

Rep. Esty Roundtable
May
30
2:30 pm14:30

Rep. Esty Roundtable

  • Hospital of Central CT, Lecture Rm 1

Rep. Elizabeth Esty will convene a roundtable discussion with leading state medical experts, professionals, and officials to discuss the GOP health care bill known as the American Health Care Act (AHCA). Specifically, folks will have the opportunity to give Esty first-hand testimony about how the bill’s $800 billion cut in federal funding to Medicaid would affect Connecticut.
Rep. Esty will be joined by: 

  • Rocco Orlando III, MD, SVP & Chief Medical Officer, Hartford HealthCare
  • Deb Polun, Director of Government Affairs/Media Relations, Community Health Center Association of CT
  • Hon. Jim Maloney, JD, CEO, Connecticut Institute for Communities, Inc. (CIFC)
  • Jonathan Miller,
    Meriden constituent, Cystic Fibrosis Pre-Exiting Condition
  • Susan Walkama,
    President and CEO of Wheeler Clinic
  • Demian Fontanella,
    General Counsel, Office of the Healthcare Advocate
  • Amy Taylor,
    Vice President, Community Health Center, Inc. Western Region
  • Timothy Foley,
    Director, SEIU Connecticut State Council
  • Kafi Rouse, Vice President, Public Relations and Marketing, Planned Parenthood of Southern New England 

 

 

Blumenthal Press Conference
May
30
12:00 pm12:00

Blumenthal Press Conference

  • Legislative Office Buidlikng

Senator Blumenthal will hold a press conference on Medicaid and the opioid crisis in Room 1B of the Legislative Office Building at noon (immediately following the Medicaid/HUSKY advocates press conference on state Medicaid cuts). See below for information on that event.

Medicaid/HUSKY Press Conference
May
30
11:30 am11:30

Medicaid/HUSKY Press Conference

  • Room 1A, Legislative Office Building

Join with people receiving health care through HUSKY and other Medicaid advocates to oppose cuts in income eligibility levels for parents in the HUSKY program. The General Assembly will most likely be in session so this will also be an opportunity to talk to your state representatives and senators.

Public Forum with Rep. Larson
May
9
5:30 pm17:30

Public Forum with Rep. Larson

  • Derynoski Elementary School

Open forum to discuss what has happened in Congress over the past few months and to hear from you. Questions about the forum, contact Rep. Larson's office at 860-278-8888.

Public Forum with Rep. Larson
May
8
5:00 pm17:00

Public Forum with Rep. Larson

  • East Granby Town Hall

Open forum to discuss what has happened in Congress over the past few months and to hear from you. If you questions about the forum, contact Rep. Larson's office at 860-278-8888.

Public Forum with Rep. Larson
May
6
4:00 pm16:00

Public Forum with Rep. Larson

  • Portland Public Library

Open forum to discuss what has happened in Congress over the past few months and to hear from you. Questions about the forum, contact Rep. Larson's office at 860-278-8888.

Town Hall with Senator Blumenthal
May
6
11:30 am11:30

Town Hall with Senator Blumenthal

  • Ives Concert Hall, White Hall, Western CT State University

Town Hall Meeting 

To discuss immigration, healthcare
and other issues of concern.  

Doors open at 10:30 a.m.

Parking garage is located on Fifth Avenue, directly behind White Hall.


Medicaid/HUSKY Speakout
Apr
24
9:30 am09:30

Medicaid/HUSKY Speakout

  • UCFS Healthcare

Norwich Area Community Leaders & Health Care Providers to Urge State Legislators to Oppose Health Care Cuts

Community leaders, parents and health care providers will speak out against cuts to Medicaid and community health services, asking the Eastern CT legislative delegation to protect and defend parents’ continued access to essential health coverage.

Town Hall with Sen. Blumenthal
Apr
19
6:00 pm18:00

Town Hall with Sen. Blumenthal

  • The College Center at Crozier Williams, Conn College

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal will discuss the situation with Russia, climate change, and other issues of concern. Doors open at 5:15 pm.
Parking is available in front of the building, on the street, or in any area lot.

Medicaid/HUSKY Speakout
Apr
19
9:30 am09:30

Medicaid/HUSKY Speakout

  • Community Health Services

Join HUSKY/Medicaid advocates and legislators to speak out against cuts to HUSKY eligibility. More details, contact Ann Pratt, 860-209-1234; ann.prattccag@gmail.com

Sen. Blumenthal Town Hall
Apr
1
10:30 am10:30

Sen. Blumenthal Town Hall

  • Goldsmith Family Cinema, Ctr for Film Studies, Wesleyan Univ

Topics to be discussed include the demise of the American Health Care Act, ongoing efforts to defund Planned Parenthood, climate change and the Gorsuch nomination.

Doors open at 9:30 am.

Parking is available in the T lot behind the Cinema, or in the E lot on Wyllys Avenue. Guests are also welcome to utilize street parking on High Street, Mt. Vernon Street, and Washington Terrace, and the visitor lot on Vine Street.

Health Care Action Day
Mar
22
10:00 am10:00

Health Care Action Day

  • Legislative Office Building

Join us to stand up for health care we all count on
on the eve of the anniversary of the Affordable Care Act.

It will start with a Press Conference featuring speakers who have benefited from the ACA and Medicaid.

Press Conference
10 am
Room 1B, Legislative Office Building

From 10:30 until 3:00 pm, we'll have information and materials available at the 2nd Floor Atrium. Come when you can for as long as you can. You can talk to your legislators about the importance of health care and about your particular concerns. Or participate in a range of activities to raise visibility and educate people about the importance of health care programs we all count on - the ACA, Medicaid, Medicare and women's health programs.

Please post and share Health Care Action Day’s Facebook event page.  

RSVP: We would love to get an idea of how many people are coming.  RSVP on Facebook or send a quick email to:  Jane McNichol, jmcnichol@universalhealthct.org.