The HealthFirst Connecticut Authority, a public policy work group, began their work about a year ago as mandated by legislation, Public Act 07-185, during the 2007 Legislative Session.
Recently, the authority held public hearings across the state to solicit input and recommendations. This was an opportunity to speak up to include physician assistants’ services in any recommendations by the HealthFirst CT Authority for legislation to provide Connecticut residents with quality, preventative and affordable, universal health care coverage–strategies to increase access- and to include physician assistants’ services in any type of universal and primary care health care reform. The Authority must submit a report by December 1, 2008, to the Public Health, Human Services and Insurance Committees of the State Legislature. ConnAPA provided comprehensive written testimony to the committee, crafted with the assistance of the AAPA State Government Affairs team. To view the testimony document in its entirety, click here.