News From Kevin Lembo

COMPTROLLER LEMBO SAYS U.S. HOUSE REPUBLICAN'S HEALTH PLAN WILL DENY HEALTH CARE TO MILLIONS AND DEVASTATE CT’S BUDGET

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     THURSDAY, MAY 4, 2017

Contact: Tara Downes
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Tara.Downes@ct.gov  

“The health care plan House Republicans just passed is a gut punch to people all across Connecticut and our country. Millions could lose insurance, people with pre-existing conditions are put at risk, and Americans will pay more for less coverage – all in exchange for big tax breaks to the very wealthy. That’s wrong.

“But that’s not all that’s wrong with this bill. Women’s health care is under assault too – access to essential services for reproductive health, maternal health and child services - because of defunding Planned Parenthood. And this bill would mean cuts in the state’s Medicaid funding, devastating Connecticut’s budget at the worst possible time. This fight isn’t over and I look to the Senate to stop this bill.”

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