Lawmakers are in discussions with Gov. Ned Lamont, who has repeatedly expressed opposition to the public option bill. But the governor has also floated other ideas, from a cap on annual increases in the cost of prescription drugs to a tax on insurance carriers that would help fund subsidies for people who buy insurance through Access Health CT, the state’s insurance exchange. State leaders have less than two weeks to reach a deal.

Connecticut lawmakers dropped a plan to expand state-sponsored health insurance through a ‘public option.’ Here’s 6 other ways they hope to rein in health care costs: Jenna Carlesso, Hartford Courant, June 1, 2021