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Screenings catch only 13% of Connecticut cancers

By Ellen Andrews | January 9, 2023

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in Connecticut. While early detection is key to improving survival, only four…

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Updated Advocacy Toolbox: How to make a difference, where to start, and how to get there

By Ellen Andrews | January 3, 2023

Just in time for the legislative session starting today, we’ve updated our CT Health Policy Advocacy Toolbox to help with…

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Update: Policy options to support competition and control healthcare prices

By Ellen Andrews | December 26, 2022

Download the fact sheet Download the updated resource list Healthcare service prices are the main driver of Connecticut’s rising health…

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CTNJ op-ed: Health insurance affordability review is good, but it’s no silver bullet

By Ellen Andrews | December 6, 2022

A movement to include affordability in the Insurance Department’s review of health insurance premiums is gaining champions. That’s a good…

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Study finds CT low value care is costly

By Ellen Andrews | October 13, 2022

About two percent of commercially insured Americans, including Medicare Advantage, received low value care costing $3.7 billion between 2009 and…

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Op-Ed: Governor’s Healthcare Record Misses Opportunities

By Ellen Andrews | September 13, 2022

Last week, the Governor and his administration held a press conference nominally to promote their efforts to lower healthcare costs,…

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OP-ED: Be careful in making changes when the glass is half full

By Ellen Andrews | September 7, 2022

There is good news on Connecticut health spending – and we can use it. Analysis of new data has found,…

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Good news on CT healthcare costs

By Ellen Andrews | August 28, 2022

New data from researchers at the University of Washington on state per person healthcare spending finds that between 2013 and…

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CTNJ Analysis: Another CT healthcare story of wasted money and missed opportunities

By Ellen Andrews | August 11, 2022

An excellent investigative piece by C-HIT published Tuesday found that the state Office of Health Strategy has squandered $20 million…

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