Elizabeth Esty

State Democrats And Health Care Leaders Blast Vote To Repeal Obamacare

State Democrats And Health Care Leaders Blast Vote To Repeal Obamacare

Legislation to revise the Affordable Care Act drew swift condemnation in Connecticut, with critics saying it will raise health care costs and remove protections for older and sicker people.

Changes to the legislation that were made to woo conservative Republicans let states elect to decide what services health insurance plans must cover and whether insurers have to sell plans to patients with preexisting conditions at the same rates as healthy patients.

Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, chairwoman of the state's Health Care Cabinet, chastised the Republican bill and said Connecticut would not seek a waiver for either the "essential health benefits" or preexisting conditions...

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