March 14 – Join Us to Protect Health Care We All Count On
Our state legislators are considering many health care bills this session.
Some of the bills move us forward toward quality, affordable health care for every state resident – and some bills would move us backward.
We need you to urge your legislators to make good decisions.
Stand with health care activists and advocates on March 14
Wednesday, March 14 from 1 – 4 pm in Hartford
1 pm – Call to Action & Briefing on health care bills – Gather at Emanuel Lutheran Church hall at 311 Capitol Avenue, which is across the street from the Legislative Office Building (LOB) – you can park in the LOB parking garage
2:15 – 4 pm – At the LOB: Connect with your legislators & participate in POCCT visibility activities – Room 2600 at the LOB is the coordination center for these activities
Please RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here’s our alert on the health care bills heard at the Capitol just in this week.
Some of the bills being considered this session include:
- Protecting HUSKY/Medicaid funding and opposing eligibility changes that take coverage from people, including restoring cuts to the Medicare Savings Program (See this recent Restore Medicaid event, and here’s a fact sheet that talks about this issue)
- Protecting women’s health coverage and requiring that health plans include the 10 essential health benefits, including screenings, preventive care, mental health and pediatric care (Read our testimony on that bill)
- Taking on the high cost of prescription drugs (A fact sheet and our testimony on that bill)
- Creating a state public option via a Medicaid Buy-In (Read that bill here)