Sen. Kelly: Health care is “not a politically partisan issue”

April 4, 2023

Health care is “not a politically partisan issue,” Senate Republican Leader Kevin Kelly, R-Stratford, and Sen. Tony Hwang, R-Fairfield said.

The Republican proposal to lower health care costs includes addressing business practices by pharmacy benefit managers (PBM), including what’s called spread pricing arrangements, manufacturing rebates that only benefit the PBM, and monopolistic ownership and corporate structures.

The Republican plan to lower insurance premiums is to invest roughly $80 million annually — less than 0.5% of the state budget — and leverage matching federal funds.