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Connecticut Legislature Votes to Extend Expanded Telehealth Coverage for Two Years

This week, the Connecticut House and Senate voted to extend for two years the expanded use of telehealth that has become so important in providing care during the pandemic.  Under the legislation, patients will continue to have the option to obtain a broad range of healthcare services, virtually, at a time and place that is convenient for them, eliminating common barriers to in-person care.  The legislation now heads to the Governor’s desk for his consideration. 


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President’s American Families Plan Proposal Would Extend Marketplace Subsidies

President Biden’s $1.8 trillion legislative proposal for tax reforms and investments to support American families and workers was released last week.  With respect to healthcare, the American Families Plan would make permanent an American Rescue Plan Act provision that increased both the number of people eligible for health insurance marketplace subsidies and the amount of those subsidies.  The administration says the plan also would invest in maternal health, support families of veterans receiving healthcare services, and create a national paid family and medical leave program.


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CHA Hosts Education Series on a Family-Centered Approach to Serving Individuals With Substance Use Disorder

Parents Recovering from Opioid Use Disorders (PROUD) is a statewide project, funded by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, that includes a multipart education series provided by the Connecticut Hospital Association, in conjunction with the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.  PROUD education provides current information and techniques to healthcare professionals on how to sensitively address the issues faced by individuals in recovery and their families.


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