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Health Care Costs, Press Release, Public Option, State Efforts

USofCare Applauds Introduction of Connecticut Option

Published On May 23, 2019

Washington, DC – United States of Care’s Interim Executive Director Kristin Wikelius issued the following statement following the introduction of Connecticut’s Connecticut Option bill:

“We applaud Connecticut Insurance and Real Estate Committee Chairs Sen. Matt Lesser and Rep. Sean Scanlon, Governor Ned Lamont and the Comptroller Kevin Lembo for coming together and agreeing on a path forward to develop a market-based solution to lower health care costs for the people of their state.”

“If passed, the Connecticut Option would provide another lower-cost health care option in the market and be a huge win for consumers. This demonstrates that state leaders can craft effective solutions to address our most pressing health care challenges regardless of what’s happening in Washington.”

Learn more about the legislation here.