Senator Richard Blumenthal held a town hall meeting in Danbury over the weekend. Wide ranging topics were covered, but most prominent were health care and immigration. Blumenthal says federal immigration officials are no longer focusing on deporting just undocumented immigrants with criminal records. He gave the example of two Connecticut residents with paperwork issues.
Blumenthal says it's unacceptable to move forward in a partisan way on health care. He says the House bill is dead on arrival in the Senate, based on reaction of his Republican colleagues.
Some senators cite concerns about potential higher costs for older people and those with pre-existing conditions, along with cuts to Medicaid.