|Connecticut Senate Republicans can accomplish this without raising taxes on middle class families, and our ideas will not threaten the tens of thousands of quality private-sector insurance jobs in our state.
Our Senate Republican ideas focus on a core issue in our state: the affordability and accessibility of health care. At the same time, we understand how important our insurance industry is to our economy. After all, we are known as the “Insurance Capital of the World,” and we want Connecticut to stay that way.
We are confident our vision will receive bipartisan support at the state Capitol, and we appreciate the encouraging comments we have received thus far. In fact, a 2019 report from the actuarial consulting firm Wakely agrees that our plan is best to lower premiums.
By contrast, Connecticut Democrats are pushing a national partisan concept, which fails to reduce healthcare costs while putting the state of Connecticut in direct competition with one of our main job sources: the insurance industry.
Majority Democrats’ government-run healthcare plan begs some crucial questions.
First, why would Connecticut Democrats put jobs in jeopardy at a time when our state is already dead last in the nation on jobs and income growth? Connecticut private-sector employment fell by 1,000 jobs in December and is lower by 84,200 from a year earlier. We should be seeking ways to reverse this troubling trend, not make it worse.
Second, why do Connecticut Democrats’ solutions always focus on middle class taxpayers’ wallets while seeking to grow government?
The Connecticut Senate Republican solution can make Connecticut more affordable for middle class families while supporting good-paying jobs. It is a common sense, pro-family, pro-jobs, and pro-middle class path.