Updates on health policy in Connecticut

January 2018 – Connecticut drops to a C this year for health reform

Connecticut health care thought leaders lowered our state to a C grade for health reform this year, matching the lowest ...
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February 2017 – Connecticut hangs onto a C+ this year for health reform Mistrust is serious and pervasive

Connecticut health care thought leaders again gave our state a C+ grade for health reform last month, but our GPA ...
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New federal Medicaid data finds CT’s Medicaid administration higher than most states

According to new data from MACPAC, Connecticut spent 5.73% of Medicaid spending on administration last year, higher than 37 other ...
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New to the Book Club: Distracted: How Regulations are Destroying the Practice of Medicine and Preventing True Health-Care Reform

I knew that doctors face increasing administrative burdens, but I had no idea how bad it was. Distracted is 201 ...
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CT spends more on healthcare per capita than other Americans, but less as a percent of total spending

While average per capita healthcare service spending by Connecticut residents at $7,509 was the 13th highest among states last year, ...
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PCMH+

First 2018 CT Health Reform Dashboard reflects lack of progress and growing concerns

The state’s announcement that Medicaid intends to double down on PCMH+ -- the experimental, risky new payment model – starting ...
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Policymaker Issue BriefNo. 42 — Connecticut hospitals had access to over $128 million in free bed funds in 2006

Free bed funds at Connecticut hospitals were up $5.3 million in 2006 over the year before. Yale-New Haven and Hartford ...
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Over 40 million Americans missed needed health care services due to cost

18.6% of American adults did not receive needed medical care in 2005 because they could not afford it, according to ...
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Vote for your favorite among three current proposals to cover CT’s uninsured

Three proposals have been made by the Governor and legislative leadership to cover CT’s uninsured. Currently, the Governor’s charter Oak ...
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