Capitol Hill visit – What about reform?

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I’m spending this week at the Families USA pre-conference meeting of advocates from across the states. We thought we’d be talking about how to implement health care reforms (and we still are talking about that), but politics got in the way. We have also been fanning out across Capitol Hill, reminding our legislators that the need for reform hasn’t changed; our broken health care system wasn’t fixed by MA’s very special election last week. We’ve been hearing a lot about reconciliation, rules, and deep distrust between the House and Senate. We are luckier in CT than advocates from some other states; our delegation knows how important this is. Yesterday we met with Cong. Joe Courtney, who knows more about health care than anyone I know. He is working hard to move this forward and make sure it works and is fair to everyone.
Ellen Andrews