Sen. Kelly Advocates for Bipartisan Bill to Reduce Health Care Costs

March 5, 2020

Senate Bill 328 Reduces Health Insurance Premiums, Reduces Prescription Drug Prices, and Controls Health Care Cost Growth through Benchmarking


Today Senator Kevin Kelly (R-Stratford), ranking member of the Insurance Committee, was joined by co-chairs of the Insurance Committee, Senator Matt Lesser (D-Middletown) and Representative Sean Scanlon (D-Guilford) and fellow ranking member Representative Cara Pavalock-D’Amato (R-Bristol) standing in bipartisan support of a bill to make health care in Connecticut more affordable and accessible.


Senate Bill 328 would implement a three-step approach to increase affordability and access to health care:

  1. Reduce the cost of insurance premiums through a reinsurance program with no assessment on premiums.
  2. Reduce prescription drug costs by establishing a drug importation program.
  3. Control the growth of health care costs through a benchmarking program.


“The three elements of this bipartisan bill outline a comprehensive approach to reduce consumer premiums and control skyrocketing medical costs in future years,” said Senator Kevin Kelly (R-Stratford). “Connecticut residents need relief when it comes to unaffordable health care. This bill shows a clear path forward to address the issue from multiple fronts. I appreciate the efforts of my colleagues on both sides of the aisle including the Democrat co-chairs of the Insurance Committee, the Office of Health Strategy, the governor’s office and many advocates who have worked together to develop and raise this bipartisan bill and urge continued support for these efforts.”


Click here to learn more about the three components of Senate Bill 328.