During my weekly talk show on WILI AM, "Let's Talk About It," I meet with Karen Ravenelle-Bloom, prevention coordinator at the Windham PRIDE Coalition, to talk about the coalition's work and their recognition as SERAC's Coalition of the Year.
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.
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.
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.
The 2019 Legislative Session wrapped up Wednesday, June 5, but I’ve still been hard at work. July was a particularly productive month- I joined staff from U.S. Congressman Joe Courtney’s office for Office Hours to meet with constituents, like you, to talk about the most pressing state and federal issues.
The Connecticut General Assembly passed its biennial budget of expenditures, and it has been transmitted to Governor Lamont for his signature.