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CT hospital quality improves in new CMS star ratings

Download the report Connecticut hospitals improved their overall quality performance this year, according to Medicare.gov Compare’s 2021 update. Connecticut hospitals ...
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CT ozone pollution among worst in US

Fairfield is the 19th most ozone polluted US county for 2017-2019 according to the American Lung Association’s latest report on ...
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OP-ED | When Data Becomes An Excuse To Prevent Change

Data is important. The drumbeat for data-driven policymaking in health care isn’t wrong. Policy decisions that aren’t informed by independent, ...
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Response: Lobbyist uses seniors and people with disabilities to protect drug company profits

Reading William Smith’s CT Mirror opinion, I was worried that my state had passed draconian laws that were harming the ...
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Book Club — Change: How to Make Big Things Happen

Change: How to Make Big Things Happen by Damon Centola should be required reading for advocates. How do big shifts ...
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CTNJ Opinion: Remember Public Health’s Value After COVID Is Gone

The COVID-19 pandemic has focused a bright light on the weakness of the U.S. public health system. Countries with strong ...
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Governor’s consultant report recommendations for Medicaid savings are baseless

It’s not in the headlines but the biggest source of potential savings, $200 million, proposed by the Governor’s controversial report ...
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HUSKY COVID update – new enrollments lag, lots of money to providers, and telehealth is very popular

At Friday’s Medicaid Council meeting, we learned that while new HUSKY applications recovered last fall from its drop last spring, ...
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Some long-term care costs high in CT, but not all

Download the report The latest survey of long term services and supports care costs found Connecticut prices for residential care ...
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