Updates on health policy in Connecticut

CT one of only four states that require Medigap plans to cover members when they need it

In all but four states, including CT, seniors on Medicare can be denied Medigap coverage at anytime according to a ...
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State individual mandate law would lower uninsured by 88,000 and premiums by 10%

A new analysis by the Commonwealth Fund estimates the impact if states passed their own individual mandate laws, similar to ...
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Medicaid update: hints of new data and promises of more, call center wait times still long, but behavioral health progress

There was good and bad news at Friday’s Medicaid council meeting. Call center wait times are down to 85 minutes ...
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CTNJ op-ed — Facts, and data, are stubborn things

Big data is revolutionizing healthcare. The ability to collect reams of detailed information about how care is provided, how much ...
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Summer reading — What the Eyes Don’t See

To save money in 2014 the state of Michigan switched Flint’s drinking water supply, with disastrous consequences. The latest addition ...
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Last year CT physicians and teaching hospitals received $34 million from manufacturers and GPOs

New data shows that 21 teaching hospitals and 13,310 physicians in CT received $34 million in payments and gifts from ...
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Summer reading: CT Medicine special issue highlights HIT in CT

The latest issue of CT Medicine, the CT State Medical Society’s peer reviewed journal, focuses on the great potential of ...
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ICER to report on unjustified drug price increases

Early next year, the nonprofit Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) will issue its first report on US drug ...
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31 ways to save on healthcare in Connecticut’s budget

Connecticut’s state budget is facing future deficits and health spending is a large share of the budget. The state now ...
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