Universal Health Care Foundation recently submitted our comments on the State Innovation Model (SIM) Healthcare Innovation Plan. The plan is the culmination of a year-long planning process supported by a $2.8 million federal grant funded by the Affordable Care Act. … Continue reading →
Connecticut’s insurance marketplace released its most recent enrollment numbers yesterday and an estimated 23,400 individuals have now signed up for health insurance coverage through Access Health CT. Connecticut is also continuing the trend of having more private carrier enrollees than … Continue reading →
As the holidays kick off with a dual celebration of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah this week one of the things we are thankful for here at Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut is that our state appears to have gotten off … Continue reading →
By Frances G. Padilla On Sunday the Courant published my op-ed piece, Health Law Puts People, Not Insurers, First that I hoped would give its readers a clear eyed view of insurance industry cancellation practices that have been going on … Continue reading →
Amid all the noise over problems with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) roll out it is important to remember that Access Health CT, Connecticut’s new health insurance exchange is already making a positive difference. The ACA is not just a … Continue reading →
The most recent numbers have come out for enrollment on Access Health CT, Connecticut’s Health Insurance Marketplace. The state now has just over 13,000 people enrolled for insurance and the state continues to enroll more people into the private insurance … Continue reading →
This week, Seattle became the latest city to see strikes by fast-food workers calling for higher wages, following similar actions in New York, Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Louis, and Detroit this year. Echoing the calls of workers in other cities, Seattle workers were demanding the right to organize without employer retaliation as well as higher wages. Washington state currently has the nation's highest minimum wage, at $9.19 an hour.
With comprehensive immigration reform continuing its arduous path through Congress, states continue to work on their own tracks, passing reasonable, humane, and economically beneficial immigration policies. In addition to measures like tuition equity, this includes bills that allow undocumented immigrants access to driver's licenses. This week, Connecticut became the latest state to pass such a bill, while California saw bipartisan support emerge for theirs -- yet more evidence of how the politics around immigration reform may be shifting: