Updates on health policy in Connecticut

Medicaid update: Enrollment numbers coming finally, highlighting progress

Friday’s Medicaid Council meeting focused on enrollment numbers and reviewing achievements in the program. DSS outlined challenges that have delayed ...
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Connecticut’s uninsured rate up, reversing four-year trend

New numbers from the US Census Bureau report that 194,000 or 5.5% of Connecticut residents were uninsured last year. That ...
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CT uninsured numbers up breaking four year trend

The US Census estimates that last year 194,000 CT residents, 5.5% of us, were uninsured according to data released today. ...
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CTNJ op-ed: Health disparities are real and new payment schemes are probably making them worse

Connecticut is a very healthy place; we rank fifth healthiest among states. But not all state residents share in that ...
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CT excels at getting Medicaid-eligible families enrolled

A new study finds that 96.3% of CT children eligible for HUSKY participated in the program in 2016; we are ...
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Lidocaine patch leads CT Medicaid drug spending

According to the latest data visualization from 46brooklyn, CT’s Medicaid program is spending a lot on lidocaine patches. Lidocaine is ...
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Rash of New Haven overdoses the latest in a growing CT problem

The New Haven Register is reporting that there’ve been 80 overdoses on the Green in the last two days.  Two ...
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No CT hospitals make US News 2018 Honor Roll

No Connecticut hospital made US News’s Best Hospitals Honor Roll or their Best Children’s Hospitals Honor Roll this year.  Four ...
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Good news – FDA committee reviewing lots more antibiotics

The best news from this week’s FDA Anti-Microbial Advisory Committee meeting was that there are a lot of meetings. A ...
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