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Double-Digit Rate Hike Update

State Senator Tony Hwang gives testimony at a public hearing concerning Anthem's request for a premium increase for healthcare policies. CT Insurance Department Hartford, CT. August 3, 2016.

I attended Tuesday’s health insurance rate hike hearing and submitted dozens of your emails opposing these outrageous proposed hikes.

The hearings continue today, and you can still submit your comments on these unaffordable rate hikes until 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 10.

Submit testimony at http://www.ct.gov/cid/cwp/view.asp?a=4059&Q=581302 .

Attached is my interview today with Vinnie Penn of AM 960 and stories about the hearings.

http://wtnh.com/2016/08/04/second-round-of-insurance-rate-hike-hearings-thursday/

http://www.ctnewsjunkie.com/archives/entry/public_opposes_double-digit_anthem_rate_increase/
http://wnpr.org/post/health-insurer-anthem-proposes-double-digit-rate-increase

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Don’t want 30 % health insurance rate hikes?

Please join me tonight at 7 p.m. at Sacred Heart University’s Schine Auditorium to discuss these outrageous proposed rate hikes.

Learn how to speak out and be heard!

Can’t make it?

Email me your opinions at Tony.Hwang@cga.ct.gov today.

I will hand deliver your comments to state insurance officials.

You can also send rate hike comments directly to state insurance officials via www.SenatorHwang.com .

Listen to my interview with WICC AM 600’s Mike Bellamy about the upcoming hearings on these double-digit rate hikes.

Please share this information, and I hope to see you tonight!

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Sen. Tony Hwang (left) on Aug. 1 joined with state and local officials for the opening ceremony of the 2016 Travelers Championship at the TPC River Highlands in Cromwell. The Travelers Championship has designated New Britain’s Hospital for Special Care as the tournament’s primary beneficiary for this year. The tournament donated $1.5 million to 140 charities last year.

On the web: www.SenatorHwang.com and www.travelerschampionship.com .

Sen. Hwang represents Easton, Fairfield, Newtown, Weston and Westport.

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Health insurance rates in CT could rise by more than 30 %. Join me today in speaking out against these outrageous hikes at http://www.ct.gov/cid/cwp/view.asp?Q=581302&A=4059 . Share your story – these hikes are unaffordable!

CLICK HERE-WWW.CT.GOV

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On Thursday, July 28, Dairy Queen at 1902 Post Road in Fairfield will join with participating Dairy Queens throughout the region to host Miracle Treat Day, a national fundraising campaign for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. For every Blizzard treat sold, Dairy Queen will donate $1 or more to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Since all donations to Children’s Miracle Network hospitals stay local, proceeds from each Blizzard treat sold on Thursday will benefit Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, the children’s hospital for Fairfield County and the Hudson Valley.

Fairfield Sen. Tony Hwang said, “This event is a reflection of a community that cares. The combination of a local business and the national Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals to raise money to provide healthcare services for seriously ill and injured children is another example of why our community is so uniquely special. Come down for an ice cream treat and I am thrilled to support this wonderful event.”

Sen. Hwang will join with area families and local officials at 1 PM Thursday, July 28, at Dairy Queen at 1902 Post Road in Fairfield.

Wednesday, July 27: Fairfield Lawmakers Host Legislative Update

Fairfield lawmakers on Wednesday (July 27) will host a Post Session Legislative Report/Town Meeting from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at Ludlowe High School’s Lecture Hall Room 277.

Sen. Tony Hwang and Reps Brenda Kupchick, Laura Devlin, and Cristin McCarthy Vahey will host the meeting, which is open to the public.

Ludlowe High School is located at 785 Unquowa Road in Fairfield.

Those with questions about the event may call 1-800-842-1421.

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State Senator Tony Hwang accepts the AARP Family Caregiver Award at the CT State Capitol. Hartford CT July 20, 2016.

Sen. Tony Hwang (center) on July 20 was honored by the Connecticut AARP for his efforts to provide support to individuals who care for a loved one at home.

The Connecticut AARP presented Sen. Hwang with its Legislative Award for his work in passing the Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act.
A co-sponsor of the legislation, Sen. Hwang said the new law supports caregivers “by ensuring that these unsung heroes have the information they need to provide the best possible care to their loved ones.”

The law requires hospitals to:

1) provide each patient with the opportunity to designate a caregiver upon the patient’s admission to the hospital;

2) notify the designated caregiver if the patient is to be discharged to another facility or back to his or her home, and;

3) provide the caregiver with instructions on how to perform medication management, wound care, injections or other medical tasks for the patient when the patient returns home.

“We thank Sen. Hwang for his longtime support of AARP, specifically in the area of family caregiving,” AARPCT Advocacy Director John Erlingheuser said. “This is groundbreaking legislation, and Sen. Hwang was a main force behind its passage.”

“Our shared goal continues to be to make sure that Connecticut’s more than 700,000 family caregivers receive the support and recognition they deserve,” Sen. Hwang said. “I want to acknowledge caregivers and volunteers, who lovingly work to improve the lives of seniors and their families. This recognition is humbling and very much appreciated and it also recognizes the unsung efforts of caregivers throughout our community.”

Sen. Hwang represents Easton, Fairfield, Newtown, Weston and Westport.

On the web: www.SenatorHwang.com and www.facebook.com/AARPCT .

Attached photo: AARPCT Volunteer and Easton resident Bryce Rathbone, Sen. Tony Hwang, and AARPCT Advocacy Director John Erlingheuser.

I am strongly opposed to a new CT Mileage Tax. Are you?

Please read the following article and contact me at Tony.Hwang@cga.ct.gov .

I continue to fight for more transparency, more predictability, and better prioritization when it comes to the spending of our precious and scarce tax dollars.

We must be able to have trust in where our Connecticut tax dollars are going.

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