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Connecticut Leaders Announce Major Legislation to Improve and Lower the Cost of Health Care

The “Connecticut Option” Takes Bold Steps to Lower the Cost of Health Insurance and Reduce the Cost of Prescription Drugs for Families and Small Businesses

Washington, DC – Today, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont, along with Comptroller Kevin Lembo and legislative leaders put forward the “Connecticut Option,” a health care proposal that will give individuals and small businesses the chance to buy high quality health care with lower premiums and lower costs across the individual market. Brad Woodhouse, executive director of Protect Our Care, issued the following statement in response:

“The Connecticut Option is a major step forward for Connecticut, and should serve as a model for every state that wants to improve health care. This proposal will lower premiums and increase financial assistance to give Connecticut residents more affordable options and high quality coverage. It will also restore Medicaid to thousands who lost access to the program in recent years. Every American deserves quality and affordable health care, and under the leadership of Governor Lamont, Comptroller Lembo, and the state legislature, the Connecticut Option will make that possible.”