Time to Oppose the Graham-Cassidy Healthcare Bill

The Senate is expected to vote sometime next week(Sept 25) on a new effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with legislation that would leave millions of Americans without healthcare coverage.

Please email your senators and urge them to vote “no” on this proposal and to work instead in a bipartisan manner to stabilize the insurance market, strengthen and expand health coverage, and improve affordability.

Reject Cuts to EPA

Commemorate Earth Day this week by advocating to protect our planet and our health – stand up for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Please Contact your representatives and tell them to reject any cuts to the EPA.https://secure2.edf.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&id=2923&page=UserAction&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=edf_transition_upd_dmt&utm_medium=social-media&utm_id=1489585062&cg=true




January 9th National Interfaith Call-In-Day to Protect Healthcare for Vulnerable People

The majority in the new Congress has made repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, one of its top priorities. In fact, congressional Republicans have taken the first step toward rushing through a repeal of the ACA in a budget resolution without proposing a replacement.

Please join the National Interfaith Call-In Day on Monday, Jan. 9, to protect healthcare for vulnerable people by calling 1-888-897-9753. (This is not a toll-free number but allows our partners at NETWORK to track the number of calls received at each office.) Call twice to be connected to both your senators, and tell them to vote NO on Senate Concurrent Resolution 3.

“Ready, Get Set, Enroll”

As you are aware, millions of uninsured people will soon become eligible to sign up for health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act. The Catholic Health Association(CHA) is a founding member of Enroll America, a coalition working to inform Americans about the new coverage opportunities becoming available. Starting in October, eligible people will be able to sign up for insurance benefits that become effective in January 2014.

Enroll America has launched a public awareness and grassroots campaign, Get Covered America, to explain how enrollment works and who is eligible. As part of that effort, CHA has produced a new video to help inform members of  community.

Help 37,000 CT Parents Keep Health Care

Message: Health Reform means more people covered and better health care. NOT more people uninsured or losing key benefits. Don’t cut HUSKY parents!

Please, call/e-mail your legislators TODAY.   Decisions about the CT state budget are being made NOW.  Find your legislators and how to reach them here.

Some legislators are standing up to defend HUSKY health care. We need to speak up and say:  Please don’t cut HUSKY parents!

Background Information:

The Affordable Care Act will make health coverage available to hundreds of thousands of Connecticut residents.  But in Governor Malloy’s budget proposal, 37,500 parents who now get comprehensive health care through HUSKY will lose itunless we act NOW.

Support State Basic Health Program

Join your voice with others and make a difference!

Please contact your State Senator THIS WEEK (April 16th-20). Call or e-mail and ask him/her to support a State Basic Health Program.

Here’s a list of senators and contact information, as well as a fact sheet on the State Basic Health Program .

The State Basic Health Program

Background Information:  RB 425, An Act Concerning a Basic Health Program has been approved by the Public Health Committee. (A similar bill, RB 5450, An Act Establishing a Basic Health Program, has been approved by the Human Services Committee.)

The State Basic Health Program


The Human Services Committee held a hearing on SB 425, An Act Establishing a Basic Health Program on Tuesday, March 13th

The Committee will vote on the bill in the next two weeks.

NOW is the time to contact members of the Human Services Committee to urge support for SB 425.

Click here for a list of Committee members and contact information, and see below for a fact sheet on the State Basic Health Program and a summary of SB 425.
Key talking points to remember:

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