Your Voice Counts: Busy Week Ahead on State Health Care Legislation

capital3It’s a busy time for health care ideas up at the State Capitol.

There are at least 8 proposed bills that are scheduled for public hearings March 5 – 9 at the Legislative Office Building (LOB) in Hartford.

We know the paid lobbyists will be there in force.  And, too few everyday people will be heard.

Now is a good time for you to weigh in on how these bills affect you.

You do not have to be a policy expert to share your thoughts on these bills.  In fact, all you need to do is state why you do – or do not – support the bill and, if possible, share your own story about why this bill is important to you and how would impact your life.

You can show up to testify in person or submit your testimony in writing.  Click here to go to the Connecticut General Assembly Bulletin and click on “Public Hearings” to find the correct hearing.  Since every committee does things differently, follow the instructions for testifying in person or submitting testimony.  If you want to submit testimony, it is usually due the day before the hearing.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at info@universalhealthct.org.

Here’s a quick overview of the public hearings and bills:

March 5 – Public Health Committee Hearing at 11 am in Room 1-D of the LOB

March 6 – Insurance & Real Estate Committee Hearing at noon in Room 2-D of the LOB

March 8 – Human Services Hearing at 10 am in Room 2-A of the LOB

March 8 – Insurance & Real Estate Committee Hearing at noon in Room 2-D of the LOB

March 9 – Appropriations Committee Hearing at 1 pm in Room 2-C of the LOB

You can also speak out about these bills on March 14.  Join the Protect Our Care CT Campaign for Health Care Action Day in Hartford!