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The massive state budget deficit is growing by the day - and lawmakers are are focused on filling the gap...so what about the plan to revamp the healthcare system?
Health reform advocates are calling once again for a health insurance buying pool that they say would lower costs - and cover nearly all state residents. A similar plan got through the state legislature last year but was vetoed by Governor Jodi Rell.
This enthusiastic charge toward a new health care system in Connecticut was expected to be a major topic of conversation this session - but the momentum has hit a brick wall, in the form of a gaping budget deficit. Projections of a billion dollar deficit this year, and billions more in the coming years have turned talk in Hartford to cost-cutting - not large scale reform.
Today, Where We Live - we'll talk about one of the casualties of the economic crisis: healthcare reform.
Policital analyst Bill Curry joins the conversation - and so can you. Should we be spending stimulus money to remake the healthcare system?
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