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Cigna threatens to leave state if public option healthcare bill passes, proposal now dead

Connecticut

A public option healthcare bill appears to be dead Wednesday evening after insurance carrier Cigna threatened to leave the state if it passed, according to the Hartford Courant.

Related: Lamont/Dems want state version of Obamacare, Repubs outraged at last minute proposal

Governor Ned Lamont released a statement on Wednesday saying:

“I remain committed to the Connecticut option but understand that for legislation of this magnitude to be successful, the proposal must leverage the best thinking from all stakeholders, including the carriers.”

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