Connecticut’s Legislature overrode Gov. Jodi Rell’s veto of a bill that charges a newly created board with devising a public health plan to expand health insurance coverage. Rell argued the legislation would cost at least $1 billion and “represents a comprehensive takeover of healthcare policy and decisionmaking by the state government.” Under the bill, the nine-member board must draft legislation for the plan and guidelines for a model benefit package by Jan. 1, 2011, and create committees to make recommendations on issues such as medical homes and health information technology.
Late News: Conn. Legislature overrides Rell's veto on public health plan board
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