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In the Press - 2018

April 12           Hospitals bill More Than $1 Billion in Facilities Fees over Two Years, Connecticut Health I-Team, New Haven Register, CT Post

April 2             Op-Ed: Connecticut should be careful building a public option Through Medicaid, CT News Junkie

March 21         Rising Rx Prices Forcing Critical Choices: States May Be Last Hope for Consumers, CT Health I-Team

March 5           Immigrant Bail Fund, Newhallville Activist Honored, New Haven Independent

February 23     Op-Ed: Advocates must inform consumers of risks when the state won’t, CT News Junkie

February 15     Health Exchange CEO Quitting, Hartford Courant

February 12     Analysis: Poll Says Healthcare, Insurance Costs Threaten Connecticut’s Standard of Living, CT News Junkie

February 7       CT uncertain about Azar ’91, Yale Daily News

February 5       Assembly overrides Malloy’s health care veto, Yale Daily News

January 10       Op-Ed: Prescription Costs are Squeezing Out Other Connecticut Priorities, But We Have Options, CT News Junkie

In the Press - 2017

Dec 22 Op-Ed: Policy Failures – Why Healthcare Innovations Don’t Travel  Well, CT News Junkie

Dec 1 Lender: Unexplained Firings Sent $376K Severance Pay to 4 Health Exchange Managers, Hartford Courant 

Nov 13 ACA enrollment period shortened, Yale Daily News

Sept 15 In Connecticut, Saving Lives Comes With An Unexpected Perk: Saving  Money, NationSwell

Sept 7 Op-Ed: Is undertreatment really a thing?, CT News Junkie, Register Citizen

August 28 Op-Ed: Despite what you’ve heard, Obamacare and Medicaid are still at risk, CT News Junkie

August 22 Op-ed: Congressional delegation tells Price to continue insurance subsidies, CT News Junkie

August 14 Op-Ed: Connecticut’s Medicaid future looks bleak, CT News Junkie

July 18  Democrats, Health Experts in Connecticut Want Bipartisan Fixes, Hartford Courant

June 30  Wake Up America, Channel 5, Optimum

June 22 CT Dems Slam Senate Health Bill That Endangers State’s Medicaid Expansion, CT Mirror

June 19 Blumenthal Gathers Healthcare Stories to Take To Washington, CT News Junkie

June 7 Why Are Drug Prices Going Up? Democratic Power Players Help Pharmaceutical Industry in Connecticut Battle, International Business Times

June 1 Good News-Bad News in State Health-Related Data, CT by the Numbers

May 31 Murphy, DeLauro Call to Fight GOP Health Care Bill, New Haven Independent

May 31 In visit to New Haven’s Bella Vista, Murphy, DeLauro opposed American Health Care Act, New Haven Register

March 25 Democrats, Advocates Celebrate Failure to Repeal Obamacare, Hartford Courant

March 1 Health Reform Efforts Earn CT a C+, Survey says, CT by the Numbers

February 10  How the federal healthcare debate is shaking out in Connecticut, CT News Junkie

In the Press - 2016

Sept. 20 Should Doctors Lose Money if They Fail to Achieve Healthy Outcomes?, CT News Junkie

Sept. 12 ConnectiCare Takes Steps to Leave the Exchange, CT News Junkie

July 27 The Limits of Google: How Patients Can Find Out What Works in Medical Care, Huffington Post

July 13 Sweeping plan put forward to control rising health care costs, CT Mirror

July 13 Health Care Cabinet Questions Some Recommendations As Too Ambitious, Hartford Courant

July 1 15% of HUSKY parents get insurance with one month to go before losing temporary coverage, CT News Junkie

June 28 Health Care Panel Members' Ties to Companies Awarded Grants Raise Conflict Criticism, Hartford Courant

June 10 FDA's AMDAC supports Merck's bezlotoxumab - with reservations, BioWorld, Thompson Reuters

June 8 Thousands may lose health insurance in August, Public News Service

June 6 Advocate calls for Straightforward Approach to Impending Loss of Insurance Coverage, CT News Junkie

May 31 Forum: ICER part of solution in addressing drug effectiveness, costs, New Haven Register

May 10 An Iowa alert: Take note of Medicaid failures elsewhere, Des Moines Register

March 19 Connecticut Bucks the Trend on Managing Medicaid, Wall Street Journal

March 8 Hospital Executives Explain Their Views on Hospital Costs, Hartford Courant

March 7 Measuring Progress: Providers Reveal Doubts, Hopes About ACOs, Hartford Business Journal

February 25 Malloy Order Could Halt Yale New Haven, Lawrence + Memorial Merger, New Haven Register

February 13 Partisan lines still divide healthcare, CT Post

In the Press - 2015

Dec 28 Medicaid's progress and fragility, Economic Forecast: Experts Weigh in on 2016, Hartford Business Journal

Dec 12 Possible Yale-New Haven, Lawrence and Memorial hospital merger concerns advocates, New Haven Register

Dec 8 CT unions urge more state scrutiny of Yale, L+M hospital deal, Becker's Hospital Review

Dec 8 Critics Seek Hard Look at Yale-L&M Deal, Hospital Market Power, CT Mirror

Dec 7 Health Care Heroes Perform Daily Miracles, Hartford Business Journal

Oct 22 Ahead of Merger, Anthem-Cigna Base Slips, Stamford Advocate

Oct 22 Op-Ed: Covering CT's Uninsured: How Did We Do?, CT News Junkie

Oct 7 Advocates win small victory with delay of payment reform, CT News Junkie

Oct 1 Child poverty rate stagnates in Connecticut, Yale Daily News

Sept 24 Op-Ed: Let's Halt Rush into Risky Medicaid Experiment, CT News Junkie

Aug 13 Op-Ed: Insurers Blocking Consumer Protections, Again, CT News Junkie

July 27 Medicaid is 50 and Looking Good, Where We Live

July 10 DSS call-wait time plummets (to 17 minutes) after changes, CT Mirror

June 22 Connecticut Hospitals Say They are Hurt by Higher Taxes, Looming Medicaid Cuts, New Haven Register

June 22 Reduction in Radiology Rates Will Limit Access for Medicaid Patients, CT News Junkie

June 22 CEO Pay: How Much is Too Much?, Where We Live, WNPR

June 16 Committee adopts "conflict of interest" language; Postpones vote on ethics, CT News Junkie

May 29 Op-Ed: Ethics Code Essential When Fox is Guarding the Taxpayers' Henhouse, Sarah Darer Littman, CT News Junkie

May 27 Connecticut health care advocate raises red flag, New Haven Register

May 27 Healthcare Advocate Raises Red Flag, CT News Junkie

May 11 State Senators: Poor Interoperability = Taxpayer Fraud, Fierce Health IT

April 23 Baker admin plans to use privatization law for mental health, State House News, WWLP.com

April 1 Consumer Partnership for e-Health Praises ONC's Draft Interoperability Roadmap, HIT Consultant

March 30 Op-Ed: Proposal to cut health neighborhoods misguided CT News Junkie

February 18 Medicaid clients, seniors, health care providers face cuts under Governor's plan, CT Mirror

February 9 Many HIEs face questions of sustainability, iHealthBeat

January 23 Northeast Medical Group chosen for Medicare Program, Middletown Press

January 12 Hospital for Special Surgery to Open New Joint in Conn, Crane's New York Business, The Jewish Voice

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