Updates on health policy in Connecticut

CTNJ candidate questionnaire now online

Photo by Element5 Digital on Unsplash Candidates’ answers to CT News Junkie’s questionnaire about policy issues facing Connecticut is now ...
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Median income CT residents squeezed between rising insurance premiums and inadequate subsidies

A new CMS analysis finds that between 2015 and 2019, US insurance premiums rose while enrollment in insurance exchanges went ...
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Americans are getting non-emergency care again, but progress varies

In good news, Americans are getting preventive and maintenance care visits, according to an analysis by the Commonwealth Fund. But ...
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US safe injection sites could save lives and save cities up to $4.35 million each year

Allowing safe sites for injecting opioids in the US would save lives and lower healthcare spending significantly for affected communities, ...
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Commercial plans pay Connecticut hospitals 215% of Medicare prices, but that’s better than most states; No evidence of Medicaid or Medicare cost shifting

A new data set and report from RAND finds that Connecticut hospital prices paid by commercial plan were 215% of ...
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CT ranks 5th among states in providing Long Term Services and Supports

Connecticut is improving Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) for older adults, people with physical disabilities, and their caregivers rising to ...
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Advocates urge Cost Cap delay for data, safety

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA A group of advocates sent Governor Lamont a letter about the Cost Cap project today raising new, ...
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OHS committee considers how to sell the Cost Cap to stakeholders

Last week’s meeting of the Office of Healthcare Strategy’s Cost Cap committee, as they are wrapping up the project design, ...
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