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CT Healthcare Explained — what’s next?

By Ellen Andrews | August 31, 2023

Hopefully, you’ve found our short Sunday Health Policy Minute emails informative and helpful. This is just the beginning of CT…

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Healthcare access for CT residents with developmental disabilities Speaker Series

By Ellen Andrews | August 30, 2023

About 45,000 Connecticut residents have a developmental disability. Compared to Americans without disabilities, adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities are…

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Analysis: Bristol Hospital VP Says Unfair Practices Are Leading to a Nurse Shortage For Independent Hospitals

By Ellen Andrews | August 17, 2023

Healthcare is expensive in Connecticut. The shortage of nurses is a prime driver of those rising costs. Nursing is hard…

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Analysis: CT State Employee Health Plan Tied for Richest in US

By Ellen Andrews | July 25, 2023

Last year, Connecticut’s health plan for current state employees and their dependents covered 98% of the costs of that care,…

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Analysis: Limiting the Metrics We Use to Track Healthcare is Cheating

By Ellen Andrews | July 7, 2023

The quality of healthcare in Connecticut is average at best. There is a strong consensus that provider payments should be…

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Plans for CT opioid settlement far better than our tobacco history

By Ellen Andrews | June 20, 2023

Connecticut is using our $300 million settlement from opioid lawsuits far better than we did with the 1998 tobacco settlement…

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Summer reading — Rough Sleepers

By Ellen Andrews | June 16, 2023

I thought I understood healthcare for the homeless, but I had a lot to learn. Rough Sleepers: Dr. Jim O’Connell’s…

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Analysis: Connecticut is doing something about healthcare costs, finally

By Ellen Andrews | June 9, 2023

I’ve long been a critic of our state’s inaction on controlling healthcare costs, but I may have to eat my…

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State Health Compare finds CT access to care is good but costly

By Ellen Andrews | June 7, 2023

Connecticut residents have very good access to healthcare, but care is unaffordable for too many. 93% of CT residents have…

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