The industry's first plan for universal health care, unveiled Monday, was welcomed by consumer advocates as adding momentum to the cause, though they say it doesn't go far enough.
Democrats, meanwhile, have seized power in Congress after many campaigned on the health care issue, raising hopes of consumer groups.
The two developments, some observers predict, could help break the logjam and bring quicker action to address the needs of 46.6 million uninsured Americans, including 407,000 in Connecticut.
At this point I have more questions than commentary. Should universal health care be handled at the state or federal level? How much, if any, say should the insurance industry have in forming legislation? What would you like to see in a universal health care system?
Levick, Diane. "Health Care Hopes Grow". Hartford Courant. 11/16/06