Matt Lesser

State Senator

Matt Lesser

Deputy Majority Leader

Your Independent Voice

February 10, 2021

Senator Matt Lesser Releases Statement Following Governor Lamont Proposal of Affordable Healthcare

Today, Senator Matt Lesser (D-Middletown) is releasing a statement following Governor Lamont’s proposal known as, An Act Creating the Covered Connecticut Program to Access to Affordable Healthcare.

“As a veteran small business owner, it’s clear that Governor Lamont understands that Connecticut needs bold action to make health insurance more affordable right now, in the pandemic, to speed the recovery and improve health equity. His proposal to create the Covered Connecticut program to lower insurance premiums and deductibles is an important and positive move. I look forward to reviewing his prescription drug proposal and agree that we need to do more to lower sky rocketing drug prices. His plan currently does not offer support for struggling small businesses and non-profits, nor does it clearly expand Medicaid or health care options for immigrant communities, and I continue to believe those are essential elements that should be included in any eventual health reform.”

Yesterday, Senator Lesser, along with Senate President Pro Tempore Martin Looney, Representative Sean Scanlon, and State Comptroller Kevin Lembo, unveiled health care reform legislation, SB 842, An Act Concerning Health Insurance And Health Care In Connecticut, that would make health insurance more affordable for families, individuals, and small businesses.