CURRENT NEWS

New Laws That Will Affect Education

September 9, 2019

It’s back to school season. So I wanted to take a moment to bring you up to speed on some of the important new laws we passed this session to make sure our kids get the best education possible.

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Changes to Medigap Policies Effective Jan. 1, 2020

August 21, 2019

Beginning January 1, 2020, there will be some changes to Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap) Plans for individuals who qualify for Medicare on or after January 1, 2020.

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The Voting Rights Act of 1965

August 19, 2019

The federal Voting Rights Act of 1965 prohibited racial discrimination by upholding the 14 and 15 Amendments. However, key provisions in the law to protect access to the vote were overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court, permitting some states to limit access to voting nationally, but not in Connecticut.

Our state has worked to improve voter access to registration, but we’ve since stalled on further expanding access. While we saw a record number of Connecticut citizens register to vote, and vote in the 2018 election, we must continue to remove barriers to voting.

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Insurance Coverage for Mammograms, Ultrasounds

August 5, 2019

I was proud to support legislation this session that eliminated co-pays and other out of pocket costs for breast ultrasounds and mammograms, and required health insurance policies to cover breast ultrasound screenings for more women.

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