June 6, 2011; Source: theday.com | In Connecticut, where health care insurance premiums have in the past decade risen 100 percent while salaries have only risen by one third, the House has passed a bill that would allow employees of nonprofits and municipalities to buy into the state employee insurance program. The entire bill establishes an Office of Health Reform and Initiative to help implement the complexities of health reform in the state.—Ruth McCambridge
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Ruth is the founder and Editor Emerita of the Nonprofit Quarterly. Her background includes forty-five years of experience in nonprofits, primarily in organizations that mix grassroots community work with policy change. Beginning in the mid-1980s, Ruth spent a decade at the Boston Foundation, developing and implementing capacity building programs and advocating for grantmaking attention to constituent involvement.