Everyone knows that individuals and small employers face crushing
health insurance costs when they try to buy coverage on their own. But
state legislators in Hartford are about to take a simple yet
far-reaching step to address the problem.
By allowing municipalities and small businesses to buy into the
group plan currently provided to state employees, the recently
introduced Connecticut Healthcare Partnership would give working
families the clout they need to negotiate a better deal for health
In 2006, many analysts raised fears that anti-immigrant fervor would doom
progressive candidates. Instead, progressives won big in those
elections. Immigration was a non-issue for many voters and fueled a
backlash last year AGAINST conservative candidates by many Latino voterswho had supported President Bush in 2000.