Updates on health policy in Connecticut

State CHIP program that covers 17,331 CT children at risk without federal action

MACPAC estimates that, without federal extension of funding for the CHIP program, CT will run out of funds in February. ...
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Independent advocates seek answers about Medicaid experiment

The Medicaid Study Group, a collaboration of CT independent consumer advocates, sent a list of critical questions about PCMH+ to DSS ...
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Census data finds CT uninsured rate dropping and a few other things

New data from the US Census finds that the number of CT uninsured was down last year to 172,000, a ...
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Webinar; CT Health Link — new CT Health Information Exchange

Next Thursday, September 28thfrom 10:00 to 11:30am the Complex Care Committee of the Medicaid Council (MAPOC) will host a webinar ...
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Antibiotic prescribing down in CT but more needs to be done

Between 2010 and 2016, antibiotic prescriptions per person have declined 8% in CT, according to a report by the Blue ...
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CT ranks 3rd highest among states in high-deductible health plans

Analysis of new federal data by SHADAC finds that most people (59.3%) in CT covered by employer-sponsored health plans were ...
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President’s plan to end cost sharing payments would cost CT plans $7 million this year

An analysis by Avalere Health estimates that health plans in CT’s insurance exchange, Access Health CT, would lose $7 million ...
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New CT insurer report card online

CT’s best kept secret, the latest CT health insurer report card is out. Part of the managed care reform law ...
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CT Medicaid only state to earn A+ for access to HepC drugs

A new report finds that CT’s Medicaid program leads the US in access to new Hepatitis C medications. Hepatitis C ...
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