CT health reform progress meter down slightly to 29.8%

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CT’s progress toward health reform is officially stuck. The meter moved down slightly to 29.8% this month. A very wise advocate summed up the frustration remarking that we have a pattern in CT health care reform of taking one step forward and then two steps back.  Again Medicaid accounted for most of the progress including a great decision affirming MAPOC will guide the program’s reforms, especially crucial underservice monitoring standards. In other good news, the advocates are pulling together to urge Congress to reauthorize CHIP. And again SIM challenges lowered the progress meter with unbecoming budget squabbles, concerns about patient-centered medical home standards and funding supporting agendas other than quality, and Freedom of Information transparency concerns. The CT health reform progress meter is part of the CT Health Reform Dashboard.