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Malloy To Tout Healthcare, Minimum Wage Increase

by Staff Report | Mar 25, 2014 8:31am
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Posted to: Business, Health Care, Jobs

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will help promote enrollment in Connecticut’s health insurance exchange and a hike in the minimum wage today at two separate events.

At 11:30 a.m. Malloy will join Access Health CT CEO Kevin Counihan at the First Choice Health Center in East Hartford to tout enrollment in the exchange. It’s the last week of of open enrollment and 160,000 residents have received Medicaid coverage or purchased plans through the exchange.

The exchange will be open until March 31 and anyone who doesn’t have health coverage after that date will be subject to a tax penalty of one percent of their income or $95, whichever is greater.

Later in the day, Counihan will participate in a Twitter Town Hall starting at 2 p.m. to answer questions about enrollment. If you want to participate use the hashtag #EnrollCT

At 3 p.m. Malloy will join the Americans United for Change bus outside Star Hardware on Main Street in Hartford.

The bus is touring 11 states trying to convince Republicans in Congress to boost the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.

Connecticut’s General Assembly is poised to pass legislation increasing the minimum wage Wednesday.

A recent Quinnipiac University poll released earlier this month found that 71 percent of the 1,878 Connecticut voters surveyed support another increase in the state’s minimum wage.

Connecticut’s minimum wage is currently $8.70 an hour. The legislation approved Tuesday by the Appropriations Committee would boost that to $9.15 on January 1, 2015; from $9.15 to $9.60 on January 1, 2016; and from $9.60 to $10.10 on January 1, 2017.

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posted by: art vandelay | March 25, 2014  10:11am

art vandelay

And to think my tax dollars are going to promote this propaganda machine.  How disgusting.

posted by: justsayin | March 25, 2014  11:40am

Easy to give away other peoples money. Both programs do that well.

posted by: jim black | March 26, 2014  7:54am

Headline should read, Malloy to tout vote buying scheme and pitifully pandering to Obama.

posted by: StanMuzyk | March 26, 2014  2:27pm

Both are taxpayer-paid reelection ploys for our still non-declared Gov. Malloy.  Give us a break Governor. Your constituents do not want more of your patented deficit spending programs.