100 CT Clergy Urge Governor to Support Health Care Initiatives

100 CT Clergy Urge Governor to Support Health Care Initiatives

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Thank you to the over 100 Connecticut SNEUCC clergy who signed a letter to Governor Lamont and Legislative Leaders urging them to support the following legislative initiatives: expansion of HUSKY A to 201% of the Federal Poverty level, creation of a pathway for undocumented immigrants to gain health care coverage, and establishment of a state healthcare public option.

On Monday, May 24, 2021, we held a press conference regarding these initiatives at the State Capitol. Just as we finished, Governor Lamont happened to walk out the door to his car so we hand delivered the letter to him.

Healthcare should be a human right, yet there are those in Connecticut who cannot access quality affordable health care. It is a moral imperative that everyone have access to affordable, quality healthcare. Establishing a public option could help numerous Connecticut residents get the healthcare they need and deserve.

Budgets are moral documents and our healthcare system is primarily profit driven and out of line with our core values of equity, compassion and justice.

I urge Connecticut residents to call and email your State Senator, State Representative and Governor Lamont to support and sign into law SB 842 which would to take steps to expand Medicaid for working families to 201% of the Federal Poverty level and ensure our undocumented community can access healthcare. We also urge passage of Senate Bill 1 which will help make health care more equitable and affordable for all Connecticut residents.

If you would like to learn more about legislative actions, please subscribe to Michele Mudrick’s Advocate Corps. There are Advocate Corps for Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Subscribe here: sneucc.org/subscribe You can find our who your state legislators are here: C G A (ct.gov)

Thank you for your support!
Michele Mudrick, Legislative Advocate SNEUCC mudrickm@sneucc.org
Photo: Faith leaders including Michele Mudrick (right) gather following the May 24 press conference where they hand-delivered their statement letter to Gov. Lamont.

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Michele H. Mudrick

Michele Mudrick is the Legislative Advocate for the Southern New England Conference.   A Connecticut native, Michele has worked with the Christian Activities Council as a congregational organizer. She has also served in organizing or fundraising ...

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