Courtney feted by doctor’s group

U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, was named Congressman of the Year on Saturday by the Connecticut State Medical Society, the state’s largest physicians organization.

Courtney was selected to receive the honor to recognize his leadership on issues that directly affect patient access to medical care throughout the state.

According to a news release, Courtney organized the Connecticut delegation in support of HealthyCT, the nonprofit health insurance co-op sponsored by CSMS and the CSMS-IPA that was seeking recognition from the federal government.

HealthyCT received nearly $76 million in start-up and solvency loans in June and is on track to apply for a state insurance license so it can offer patients and small businesses a new choice for health insurance.

CSMS also applauded Courtney for his continued work as an advocate for reform of the Medicare funding and payment system.

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