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Conn. State Legislature Primed To Tackle An Array Of Health Policy Issues

Also, in Minnesota, Gov. Mark Dayton is pushing for quick action on a plan to provide relief to state residents who are facing big hikes in their health insurance premiums.

The Connecticut Mirror: 5 Health Care Stories To Watch In The 2017 Legislative Session
The new year is likely to bring lots of potential changes in health care policy at the federal level, as President-elect Donald J. Trump and Republicans in Congress are expected to take on Obamacare, Medicaid and, potentially, Medicare. But there will also be plenty of health care issues debated in Connecticut’s Capitol during the upcoming legislative session, which begins Wednesday, Jan. 4. (Levin Becker, 1/3)

The Connecticut Mirror: As The 2017 Legislative Session Opens: What To Know
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will propose his two-year budget Feb. 8. Once again, the process of crafting a budget is expected to be less than pleasant: Nonpartisan analysts have projected a $1.45 billion deficit in the upcoming fiscal year, and that’s after several years of unpopular cuts and multiple unpopular tax hikes. (Levin Becker, 1/4)

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