This year, Connecticut candidates running for office during a global pandemic and a harsh recession had thoughtful, well-informed answers to CTNewsJunkie‘s tough healthcare questions. One said, “The impact of the pandemic has brought the need for affordable health care into even sharper focus. Many people lost their health insurance when they lost their jobs . . . No matter what happens with Trump, states will be the next line of defense when it comes to protecting care for people.” Another stated, “This issue was my primary motivation for running for office.” Forty-six candidates for state legislative and Congressional seats gave a total of 53 responses to three questions. Far more Democrats than Republicans responded. Independent and...
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ANALYSIS | On Healthcare, Candidates Focused On Public Option, Medicare For All, Drug Prices