OHA: "Connecticut Speaks Out on Healthcare Costs" Public Meeting Series: Share the Story of Your Challenge Affording Healthcare
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{Document attached} "Connecticut Speaks Out on Healthcare Costs" Public Meeting Series: Share the Story of Your Challenge Affording Healthcare

We are sponsoring a series of public forums around the state to provide a chance for Connecticut consumers to share their stories of challenges affording healthcare.  These stories and other data you provide, such as survey responses and your discussion and input on ways that the state can try to lower healthcare prices, will be used in coming months during discussions with state policymakers such as the state General Assembly, the Governor, and others, as well as with the healthcare and health insurance industries. 

The goal is to use your input about your family's struggle to afford healthcare in this state to bring the underlying issue of healthcare costs and affordability to the forefront of our state's community discussion on healthcare.  This could include future discussion of legislative, administrative or regulatory policy improvements, or other collaborative public-private efforts to get healthcare costs onto Connecticut's front burner.

The Office of the Healthcare Advocate wants to use your stories, and your reflections on possible solutions to lower healthcare costs, in these coming debates.

The first five sessions have been held and are noted below; more will be added soon for December 2017; but please be aware that you can participate right now without attending a session, such as by sharing your story and answering our surveys on our web site:

Session One:

Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
The Lodge at Geer Senior Living Community
77 South Canaan Road, Canaan CT 06108
   (Local co-sponsor: Health Pathfinder)

Session Two:

Monday, Oct. 16, 2017
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Temple Shalom
259 Richards Ave., Norwalk, CT  06850
   (Local co-sponsor: CONECT)

Session Three:

 Thursday, October 19, 2017
         6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
         United Community & Family Services
         47 Town Street
         Norwich, CT 06360
         (Local Co-Sponsor: Community Health Center Association of CT & UCFS Healthcare)

Session Four:

         Thursday, October 26, 2017
         6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
         Community Baptist Church
         143 Shelton Avenue
         New Haven, CT 06511
         (Local Co-Sponsor: CONECT &  Christian Community Action)

Session Five:

         Wednesday, November 15, 2017
         6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
         Generations Family Health Center
         40 Mansfield Ave.
         Willimantic, CT 06226
     (Local Co-Sponsor: Community Health Center Assoc. of CT & Generations Family Health Center)

Hartford County - TBD
Shoreline area - TBD


Further information:   Denise Ramoutar, 860-331-4471 or Denise.Ramoutar@ct.gov

Attached File:
{Document attached}  OHA_Willimantic_Nov._15_event.pdf

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