Notes from Massachusetts

By Ellen Andrews | March 29, 2008

It’s always dangerous to visit other states – you are reminded of how far Connecticut has to go. I spent…

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Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick airs tonight

By Ellen Andrews | March 27, 2008

The first of a seven part documentary on health disparities, Unnatural Causes, begins tonight at 10 pm on CPTV. Tonight’s…

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Appropriations passes a budget

By Ellen Andrews | March 27, 2008

Today, the Appropriations Committee passed their version of the state budget, about $100 million below the Governor’s proposal. The Committee…

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Anthem not bidding on Charter Oak or HUSKY

By Ellen Andrews | March 26, 2008

Last week, Anthem sent a letter notifying DSS that they will not be submitting a bid for the joint HUSKY/Charter…

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Consider an internship at the CT Health Policy Project

By Ellen Andrews | March 24, 2008

Are you interested in making a difference for CT consumers struggling to get the health care they need? To help…

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The mortgage crisis and medical debt

By Ellen Andrews | March 21, 2008

I was floored when I picked up the paper the other day and read that the Federal Reserve is bailing…

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Charter Oak update

By Ellen Andrews | March 19, 2008

HB-5617 – the “Charter Oak fix bill – passed the Human Services Committee yesterday with substitute language along party lines.…

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Women’s basketball injuries similar to men’s

By Ellen Andrews | March 18, 2008

An article in this month’s issue of Connecticut Medicine finds that despite differences from the men’s game, women basketball players…

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Office of Health Care Advocate saved over $4 million for CT consumers in 2007

By Ellen Andrews | March 17, 2008

For every dollar spent on the Office of Health Care Advocate (OHA), $4.42 was returned to CT consumers in health…

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