Will universal health care pass in Connecticut by this summer? Jason Bartlett hopes so. He just won a seat in the state legislature from Bethel, as a Democrat running on a pro-universal health care platform. As he writes below, Bartlett, who’s a small businessman (he owns a mortgage company), had a revelation at the first gathering of freshman legislators to discuss health-care: While the leaders argue over which kind of universal plan to pass, freshmen could lead a move to start paying for it now. Follow along with Bartlett as he reports on Project Universal Health Care from legislative ground zero.