Conn. forum to address women's health, policies

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Women will have a chance to learn about how the federal health care law affects them, as well as women's policy in Connecticut, at the second annual Women's Policy Day.

Tuesday's event at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford is sponsored by the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women and five other women's advocacy organizations. The goal is to help women better understand how decisions are made at the state Capitol and learn how to become leaders on women's issues.

Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman and Secretary of the State Denise Merrill are scheduled to appear at the event, which is set for 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. A panel of female lawmakers and Connecticut Healthcare Advocate Victoria Veltri also will be on hand.

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