Deal reached to improve health care access for children

The conference committee reconciling the different House and Senate bills related to children’s health and wellness filed its report with the House clerk after wrapping up a press conference called to announce a deal agreed to by five of the panel’s six members. The sixth member, Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr, ultimately signed on as well before the bill (H 4210) was filed.

“In no way, shape or form do we believe that this is the end of the work that we need to do,” Friedman said, adding that some Senate approved measures relating to DCF were omitted from the final bill “in deference to” the House’s ongoing effort to pull together legislation addressing the department.

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