Connecticut public option bill defeated in Senate  

A public option healthcare bill died in the Connecticut Senate June 5 after months of discussion, according to The CT Mirror.

The bill would have allowed lawmakers to set yearly cost benchmarks for providers —  with no penalties — and to seek authority to import prescription drugs from Canada. The final version of the bill was "watered down," the CT Mirror reports. Earlier versions included a state-sponsored health plan for small businesses and individuals, funded by a penalty for not having health insurance, as well as a tax on opioid manufacturers that would have generated $20 million annually.  

The bill passed with bipartisan support in the state House earlier this week but failed to gain support from Senate Republicans, according to the report.

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