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NEW INSURANCE MARKET MIGHT NEGOTIATE RATES - PLEASE CALL

IMPORTANT!  Reversing Course, New Insurance Market Might Negotiate Rates

YOUR PHONE CALL CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN HEALTH ACCESS CT

The CT House of Representatives can act NOW to give Access Health CT the power to actively bargain on behalf of consumers to bring down insurance costs.  Bill 596 was approved by the Senate this week, but the House must act SOON -- the session ends June 5th.

House Speaker Brendan Sharkey and Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz decides every day which bills will be acted on, and which will "die on the calendar."  They need to hear from all of us TODAY!  Ask them to make sure Bill 596 comes up for a vote and passes -- before time runs out!  More info at the:

http://www.ctmirror.org/story/reversing-course-new-insurance-market...

Connecticut's new health insurance marketplace, Access Health CT, opens October 1, 2013.  The federal Affordable Care Act created these consumer-friendly marketplaces to help uninsured individuals and small businesses with fewer than 50 employees shop for quality, affordable health coverage.  But our state has some of the highest insurance rates in the country.  Will Access Health CT's plans be affordable to people who are shut out now?

On Wednesday, the State Senate passed Bill 596 by a vote of 23 to 12.  If the House passes it too, Access Health CT will be able to actively bargain on our behalf to get lower health insurance premiums. (More background here and here and here.)

Tell House Speaker Brendan Sharkey and Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz:

  • Health reform means getting costs under control.
  • Bill 596 gives Access Health CT a powerful tool to drive down insurance rates by combining the buying power of tens of thousands of consumers.
  • Bring Bill 596 up for a vote! The Legislative Session Ends June 5, 2013

Please -- call or email TODAY:

House Speaker Brendan Sharkey and Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz decides every day which bills will be acted on, and which will "die on the calendar."  They need to hear from all of us TODAY!  Ask them to make sure Bill 596 comes up for a vote and passes -- before time runs out!  More info at the:

http://www.ctmirror.org/story/reversing-course-new-insurance-market-might-negotiate-rates

There's no time to spare. 

Your call can help make it possible for thousands more people to afford quality health care coverage.

Thank you!

Lynne Ide

Director of Advocacy, Universal Health Care Foundation

N'Zinga Shäni, Executive Director

OneWorld Progressive Institute, Inc

 

 

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