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Health Chat - Career High School, Thurs. Dec. 6, 5:30 - 7:00pm

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Health Chat - Career High School, Thurs. Dec. 6, 5:30 - 7:00pm

Time: December 6, 2012 from 5:30pm to 7pm
Location: Career High School,
Street: 140 Legion Ave
City/Town: New Haven, CT
Website or Map: http://info@healthcareforever…
Event Type: a, discussion, forum, on, access, to, affordable, health, care, in, ct
Organized By: The Exchange
Latest Activity: Nov 29, 2012

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We need you and other health reform supporters to take action next Thursday in New Haven.

CT's Health Insurance Exchange is hosting a public input session: 

"Healthy Chat"

Thursday December 6, 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Hill Regional Career High School, 140 Legion Ave, New Haven

Details at www.healthychatct.com

We need to turn out and speak up next Thursday because consumers and small businesses are not being heard in Exchange decision-making.  CT’s private insurance companies have too much influence over the Exchange, and too many important decisions are being made without public input.

Hundreds of people fought to make the Exchange more accountable in the last year (see example here) -- and it's working.   The Exchange is now hosting seven sessions around the state to gather public input. (Coverage of the first session on Tuesday in Hartford is here.) They need to hear, loud and clear:

  • The Exchange must make health care more affordable:  insurance costs too much in CT and subsidies are not large enough.  Thousands of the very people health reform is supposed to help will be uninsured if the Exchange does not make insurance affordable
  • The Exchange must support more insurance choices -- non-profits, public options -- not just private insurance plans
  • The Exchange will be more successful if it seeks public involvement and partners with community-based organizations to reach out

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