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SUSTINET Board Finalizes Recommendations for new State Health Insurance Plan to Expand Coverage, Reduce Costs

Public Release to State Officials Planned for January 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Jennifer Hahn 914.419.1467
December 29, 2010 Nathan Boltseridge 541.231.3996

Hartford, CT—The SustiNet Health Partnership Board of Directors – co-chaired by Nancy Wyman, State Comptroller and Lieutenant Governor-elect, and Kevin Lembo, State Healthcare Advocate and State Comptroller-elect – met this morning via conference call to review and vote on the final draft of recommendations to implement SustiNet, the unique state strategy to slow health care cost growth and expand access to quality health care coverage for Connecticut residents. The call was broadcast in a hearing room at the State Capitol, to ensure that members of the media and the public could continue to be informed about the Board’s actions.

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Share Your Health Care Concerns With the New President

Obama's transition team recently started the first of a series of online discussions to get our input on the issues that we face in America. The first discussion is about health care, making it clear that this is a priority for the new President.

President-Elect Barack Obama proudly endorses the HCAN principles
Health Care for America Now is commonly abbreviated as HCAN

Many of you have shared your concerns about the private insurance industry and rising health care costs with your congressional representatives, at Health Care for America Now rallies, and at public hearings all across Connecticut.

President-Elect Barack Obama, by starting this conversation on his transition website, has sent a clear message that he wants to hear our thoughts and concerns about the health care system in this country. It's important that he hears a call to fix the broken health care system from all of us, because the insurance and drug company lobbyists are already swarming Congress to protect their profitable business models.

You can click here to join the discussion about the future of health care in America. Leave a comment, and tell President-Elect Barack Obama that in 2009 you want quality, affordable health care we all can count on!

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