CT Health Reform Dashboard – SIM ethics problems growing, hospital mergers threaten

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August’s CT Health Reform Dashboardupdate is again very active – and not in a good way. Thousands of working HUSKY parents lost coverage this week. SIM ethics problems continue to plague reform efforts. Efforts to bypass DSS’s prudent evaluation of the new, untested, very ambitious Medicaid reform plan are disturbing. Consultants for the Health Care Cabinet have recommended a troubling plan for reform that misses what is working in CT. Yale-New Haven’s health system wants to get even bigger, risking monopoly power and price increases we can’t afford.