Press Releases

Interfaith Leaders Call for Action on Health Care at Gubernatorial Forum

October 18, 2018

Interfaith leaders gathered in brisk weather outside the Gubernatorial Forum at Infinity Music Hall in Hartford to pray for those in need of quality, affordable health care. They called on all three Gubernatorial candidates to talk in public about their plans for access to quality, affordable health care for all state residents.  Read the full statement.

Read Betsy Glassman’s health care story, which she shared at the event.

Read Diane Bullock’s health care story, which she also shared at the event.

Advocates Release Survey of State Residents on Health Care Costs — Half Struggle to Pay for Health Care; Voice Strong Support for Change Across Parties

Read our press statement on the release of a statewide survey of adults on the high cost of health care.  The survey was conducted by the nonpartisan Altarum Healthcare Value Hub earlier this year.  It measured state residents’ struggles to afford health care and opinions about what should be done.

Read briefs from the statewide survey

Health Care Advocates Say Aetna-CVS Deal Is Not Good for Consumers

October 3, 2018

Read our statement ahead of the October 4, 2018 Connecticut Insurance Department hearing on the proposed acquisition of Aetna by CVS.

We submitted written testimony for the consideration of the CT Insurance Department, citing our concerns and elevating expert testimony from California and New York.

Advocates Call on State’s Insurance Department to Do More About Rising Health Insurance Premiums: Consumers Need Affordability

September 5, 2018

Read our statement on the struggle of consumers to afford health insurance on the individual market — and ask state regulators to address this affordability problem.

We submitted written testimony that goes into more detail about these challenges and potential solutions from nearby states.

Advocates Express Concern About 2019 Health Insurance Rate Filings

July 20, 2018

Read our statement on the recently released proposed rate increases for individual and small group health plans in the state.

Rate filings are posted at the Connecticut Insurance Department website here.

Connecticut Health Advancement and Research Trust / Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut Welcomes New Board Member

June 28, 2018

Candida Flores joins the CHART and UHCF Boards

Statewide Poll Shows Residents Worried About High Drug Costs — Support Strong Government Action Across Party Lines

April 12, 2018

Read our press release on a statewide poll conducted by the Altarum Healthcare Value Hub, including comments from advocates, patients, physicians, and public officials.

  • See our work on fighting back against the rising costs of prescription drugs here, which includes highlights of the poll.
  • See the data brief here.
  • Watch the press conference here (via CT-N)
Advocates Say Proposed Medicaid Public Option Bill is a Welcome Jump Start in the Quest for Quality, Affordable Health Care Options for All State Residents

March 19, 2018

Read our statement on House Bill 5463: An Act Concerning a Medicaid Public Option, slated for a public hearing on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at noon in the Human Services Committee at the Connecticut General Assembly.