Hearing On Public Option For Insurance

February 11, 2019

National and state-based health care experts will testify Wednesday before members of the Insurance and Human Services committees on the merits of creating a public option for health insurance. “The cost of health insurance is skyrocketing for Connecticut families and businesses, and this hearing is a chance for our committees and the public to hear about how creating a public health insurance option can lower costs and ensure that every citizen in our state has access to quality, affordable health care," Rep. Scanlon says.

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Senate and House Democrats Announce 2019 Legislative Priorities

February 4, 2019

Today, Democrats in the Connecticut General Assembly announced joint priorities for the 2019 legislative session. The legislative package focuses on establishing a paid family and medical leave program, raising the minimum wage, investing in job training and the state’s workforce pipeline, supporting small businesses, making prescription drugs more affordable, creating a Green New Deal for Connecticut and increasing access to the ballot box.

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Named 2019 Legislative Oral Health Champion by the Connecticut Oral Health Initiative

January 29, 2019

Honored “for efforts to increase access to health care for the underserved and uninsured in Connecticut,” I humbled to be named the 2019 Legislative Oral Health Champion by the Connecticut Oral Health Initiative (COHI) at their annual meeting Thursday.

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Help for CT Federal Employees in Shutdown

January 17, 2019

The impact on federal employees from the prolonged government shutdown is increasingly affecting the livelihood of over 1,500 Connecticut residents and their families. Each additional day they work for no pay - child care, mortgages, food and car payments, to name a few, are falling behind and there is no indication for when paychecks will resume.

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