Insurance Committee Has Cost-raising Bills
Wasting no time, the Insurance and Real Estate Committee has introduced a stack of proposals that will drive up the cost of healthcare in Connecticut.
The committee’s expensive agenda includes many concepts for legislation that are apparent “repeats” from previous sessions–including those prohibiting health insurance copayments for preventive care, limiting prescription drug copayments, insurance-coverage mandates and other perennial ideas.
During this economic crisis, and with the stalemate in Congress on health care, it’s more important than ever that state lawmakers get the health care reform question right.
Healthcare should be reformed in a way that won’t jeopardize jobs and will boost our economy. And actions of the legislature can, in fact, affect the cost of health care in Connecticut.
For the majority of concepts, full language and details are not available. However, if they prove similar to those in years past, several are likely to increase health care costs (something consumers in the state cannot afford) and make health insurance less affordable and less accessible to individuals and businesses alike.
The committee must avoid increasing the cost of insurance and instead enact policies that can help bring reduce costs, increase quality, and improve access to coverage.
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