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CT: Health Care for All a Major Issue in Political Campaigns

Both Democratic candidates for Governor, federal candidates, and legislative candidates from both parties have either released their own plans for Health Care for All in Connecticut or expressed their support for the concept. The momentum behind the movement comes after both Vermont and Massachusetts passed bills providing for universal or near-universal coverage and work by Connecticut's health care groups. Still, the presence of universal coverage plans being proposed by two major candidates for Governor and the issue's emergence as a major factor in state races is unprecedented according to locals. While incumbent Governor Jody Rell has yet to offer her own universal coverage alternative, non-profits believe she will offer her own plan or at least be forced to address the issue this fall.