Updates on health policy in Connecticut

President’s budget proposal includes large cuts to state Medicaid funding, among other health programs

President Trump’s FY 2018 budget proposalincludes $610 billion in mandatory savings over the next decade by instituting state Medicaid block ...
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CBO estimates that AHCA would cause 23 million more uninsured in ten years

In more federal health news, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released their analysis of the impact of the House’s American ...
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MD drug anti-gouging bill passes into law, CT Senate passes drug benefits fairness bill

On Friday, a Maryland billto control generic drug prices passed into law without the Governor’s signature. Maryland’s Attorney General Frosh ...
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June CT Health Reform Dashboard – concerns remain but some hope for drug costs

CT’s June Health Reform Dashboard remains unsettled. Mistrust remains at the core of problems in CT. The new state HIT ...
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CT insurers’ 2018 rate requests as much as 52% increase — public hearing, comment

As part of the health insurance rate review process, CT’s Insurance Department will hold a public hearing June 14th in ...
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Medicaid update – administrative conversion drives up call wait times

Friday’s Medicaid oversight council meeting focused on DSS’s conversion to ImpactCT, a new IT system to handle eligibility and enrollment. ...
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New data finds CT leads nation in lowering Medicaid costs

New data from CMS actuaries finds that Medicaid per capita health care spending dropped 5.7% from 2010 to 2014, better ...
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Report estimates AHCA would cut $5.9 billion in Medicaid funds to CT

Connecticut would lose $5.9 billion in Medicaid funding from 2019 to 2028 under the American Health Care Act passed by ...
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Blumenthal holding second emergency field hearing on ACA repeal proposals

Senator Blumenthalhas scheduled an emergency field hearing in New Haven Friday to hear the public’s thoughts on federal proposals to ...
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