We are advocates and activists, using our skill to call upon others to join us in making the changes we believe are critical for health care for everybody.

Our advocacy work is at all levels – grassroots, legislative and administrative. Sometimes that means visibility for our issues at the state capital, bringing in other activists to work with us. Sometimes advocacy means convening and coordinating other advocates and activists to work together towards an important goal.

Sometimes advocating means testifying at the legislature and discussing important health care issues with legislators. Sometimes advocacy means speaking up at the Connecticut Insurance Department, the Health Care Cabinet or Access Health CT. We do all this and more, together with you.

Advocacy also includes elevating stories. Listening to real people’s stories – their struggle to get the care they need and can afford – is a priority. The shortfalls in our health care system are brought to life by these stories. They ground our policy advocacy and ignite the call for action.

What we work on: 

  • Access

  • Coverage

  • Affordability

  • Equity

Our testimony (2021)

Title
Testimony supporting the continued use of telehealth in HUSKY (Medicaid) (HB 6472)
Testimony opposing reinsurance, proposed changes to the Access Health CT Board, and a proposed study (SB 1006
Testimony on the Governor’s budget, advocating for increasing Medicaid eligibility for low income people and immigrants, regardless of status (HB 6446)
Testimony on the Governor’s budget, advocating for increasing Medicaid eligibility for low income people and immigrants, regardless of status (HB 6439)
Testimony in support of the resolution to allow no excuse absentee voting (HJ 58)
Testimony in support of the resolution to allow for early voting (HJ 59)
Testimony in support of the raising of revenue to fund important services like health care (HB 6187 & SB 821)
Testimony in support of the Fair Work Week bill (SB 668)
Testimony in support of the expansion of telehealth (SB 1022)
Testimony in support of the expansion of HUSKY income eligibility limits to include more people (SB 1056)
Testimony in support of the declaration of racism as a public health crisis and the creation of a Commission on Racial Equity in Public Health (HB 6662)
Testimony in support of the creation of a Child Tax Credit in the state (HB 6654)
Testimony in support of the collection of race, ethnicity and language data for the Health Information Exchange (HB 6424)
Testimony in support of public health and addressing social determinants of health by improving zoning regulations (SB 1024)
Testimony in support of protection for consumers regarding hospital bills (SB 683)
Testimony in support of opening up HUSKY programs to all, regardless of immigration status (SB 956)
Testimony in support of making absentee ballot boxes permanent (SB 1017)
Testimony in support of improving community benefit standards for non-profit hospitals (HB 6550)
Testimony in support of improvements to high deductible health plans (SB 1049)
Testimony in support of for-profit hospital transparency (HB 5991)