Updates on health policy in Connecticut

FDA committee tackles how to assess drugs that target serious infections but affect small populations

Last week’s meeting of the FDA’s Antimicrobial Drugs Advisory Committee was unusual. We didn’t address the merits of a single ...
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Courant Op-Ed: Plan to ‘Fix’ State Medicaid Program Flawed

From Saturday’s Hartford Courant, “These are lean times and we need our government to be smart about where it puts ...
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Regional state policymakers urge Congress to preserve successful state-federal Medicaid partnership

Yesterday, the Council of State Governments’ Eastern Regional Conference (CSG/ERC) sent a letter calling on Congressional leaders to protect and ...
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CT health prices higher than US average and growing faster

Health care prices in Connecticut are higher and rising more quickly than the US average, according to the Healthy Marketplace ...
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May CT Health Reform Dashboard – Medicaid U turn, federal relief premature

CT’s May Health Reform Dashboard is unsettled again. Mistrust remains at the core of problems in CT. Medicaid policy development ...
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CT rates well among states in public health emergency preparation, but room for improvement

This year CT earned 7.3 points out of 10 possible in the latest assessment of preparedness for community health emergencies, ...
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Health Care Cabinet tackles drug costs

At yesterday’s meeting, CT’s Health Care Cabinet agreed to create four working groups to develop recommendations and options to control ...
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New state health comparison tool shows challenges and opportunities for CT

In good news, CT is 11th best among states in the number of people who had no trouble finding a ...
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2016 estimate finds CT uninsured rates going down

Early estimates of health coverage finds that 3.9% of CT residents were uninsured last year, well below the US average ...
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