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OP-ED | Governor’s Healthcare Record Misses Opportunities

Last week, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont and his administration held a press conference nominally to promote their efforts to lower healthcare costs, but mostly for damage control. There’s been understandable criticism of the state insurance department’s decision to trim the unjustified insurer rate increase requests for next year from 20% to 13%. Insurers have been very profitable before, during, and since COVID and 13% isn’t affordable for anyone. But this isn’t the first time the governor and his administration have disappointed us on healthcare.