HARTFORD, Conn. – Sen. Joe Markley and other advocates stood outside the House chamber Monday to draw attention to one of Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s eight vetoes as they watched a small group of lawmakers gavel in and out without taking action on any of them.
In late May, Malloy vetoed a bill that would have required insurance companies to report more information about substance abuse treatment to the state Insurance Department. The bill received unanimous support in both chambers.
In his veto message Malloy said he was concerned about the integrity of the data the insurance companies would be expected to report. Also, he was concerned that Connecticut’s Insurance Exchange wouldn’t be able to adjust to add the information to the All-Payer Claims Database.
But Markley said there was no indication that there was a problem with the bill as it was going through the legislative process. He said he was “shocked” when the governor chose to veto it.
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