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Gov. Malloy Commemorates the Seventh Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act
(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy, noting that the number of people without health insurance in Connecticut is at the lowest point in history, today applauded the seventh anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, which was signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010. Through the adoption of the law and the coverage it has extended through Access Heath CT, the state’s healthcare exchange, Connecticut is among the states with the lowest uninsured rates in the nation.
LT. Gov. Wyman, Dept. of Social Services, Access Health CT Commemorate 7th Anniversary of Affordable Care Act
(HARTFORD, Conn.) – Today, Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman, Chair of Access Health CT (AHCT), Department of Social Services Commissioner Roderick Bremby, and Access Health CT CEO Jim Wadleigh released statements in advance of the seventh anniversary of the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA), which is tomorrow, March 23, 2017. In Connecticut, the ACA is credited with reducing the state’s uninsured rate by half to 3.8 percent, among the lowest in the nation. It has also spurred other major reform initiatives currently underway to improve the healthcare system and control costs.
Lt. Governor Wyman Supports Establishing Office of Health Strategy
(Hartford, CT) – Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman today testified in front of the Public Health Committee in support of Senate Bill 795, An Act Establishing the Office of Health Strategy and Improving the Certificate of Need Program. The legislation seeks to bring Connecticut’s healthcare reform work under one umbrella, the Office of Health Strategy (OHS), to better align planning efforts, avoid duplication of work, and streamline efforts to improve healthcare access and reduce costs.
Gov. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Wyman Statements on International Women's Day
(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman released the following statements regarding International Women’s Day:
Gov. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Wyman Statements on Congressional Republican Healthcare Proposal
(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman today released the following statement regarding the healthcare proposal unveiled last night by Congressional Republicans:
Gov. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Wyman Statements on President Trump's Second Travel Ban
(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman today released the following statements regarding the second executive order President Trump signed banning travel from certain countries:
Lt. Governor Wyman testimony on Governor Bill No. 794: An Act Assisting Homeowners with Crumbling Foundations
Committee Chairs, Co-Chairs, Ranking Members, and members of the Public Safety and Security, Insurance and Real Estate, Planning and Development, and Banking Committees, I appreciate the opportunity to testify today in support of Governor’s Bill 794, An Act Assisting Homeowners with Crumbling Foundations.
Gov. Malloy and Conn. Airport Authority Announce Launch of Norwegian Air International Operations at Bradley International Airport
(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy, officials from the Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA), and representatives from Norwegian Air today announced that Norwegian Air International, a low-cost carrier and Norwegian Air’s Irish subsidiary, will soon commence operations at Bradley International Airport. Beginning in June, 17, 2017, the airline will offer direct, nonstop service from Bradley International Airport to Edinburgh, Scotland, at its trademark low cost fares.
Gov. Malloy Signs Executive Order Protecting Transgender Students in Connecticut Schools
(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that – in light of an action yesterday by the Trump Administration to roll back federal guidelines that protected transgender students in public schools – he has signed an executive order ensuring that the rights of transgender students receiving an education continue uninterrupted.
Gov. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Wyman Urge State Legislature to Adopt National Popular Vote Bill
(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman today added their voices to the growing number of citizens across Connecticut urging lawmakers to adopt legislation joining the state to a national compact that would elect the President of the United States by a national popular vote.
Gov. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Wyman Statements on U.S. Senate Vote to Repeal Federal Rule Preventing People with Mental Health Illnesses from Purchasing Guns
(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman released the following statements regarding a vote in the U.S. Senate today to repeal a federal regulation adopted by the Obama Administration in the aftermath of the 2012 tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School that prevents people with severe mental health illnesses from purchasing firearms. The legislation repealing the regulation passed the Senate by a vote of 57-43 and was approved in the House earlier this month by a vote of 235-185. It now goes to the White House for the president’s signature.
- 2/14/2017 Gov. Malloy Highlights Connecticut's Ranking as the Top State in the Country on Mental Health Wellness
Lt. Gov. Wyman, Access Health CT Announce 2017 Open Enrollment Numbers
(HARTFORD, Conn.) – Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman, Chair of the Board of Access Health CT (AHCT), and AHCT CEO Jim Wadleigh today announced that the state’s health insurance exchange enrolled 111,524 residents during the 2017 Open Enrollment Period, which ended at midnight on January 31, 2017. Of those enrollees, 13,791 consumers are brand new to the exchange. In addition, 5,000 people came through AHCT seeking dental coverage and 1,467 enrolled in health coverage through the Small Business Program.
Gov. Malloy & Lt. Gov. Wyman Statements on Legislative Approval of Pension Agreement
(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman released the following statements today regarding the approval in the Connecticut General Assembly of an agreement announced in December that will aid the state in its efforts to fully fund pension obligations on a stable, predictable basis while continuing to support the state’s retirement system:
Gov. Malloy & Lt. Gov. Wyman Condemn Threats of Violence at Jewish Community Centers Across the Country
(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman today released the following statements condemning what has been reported to be dozens of threats at Jewish community centers across the country, including in Connecticut: