Hartford Business Journal 2016 economic outlook including health care

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The Hartford Business Journal is looking ahead to next year for trends, predictions and stories to watch in CT’s economy. Health care contributors included Matt Katz of the CT State Medical Society, Elliot Joseph of Hartford Healthcare, John O’Connell of the CM Smith Agency and Ellen Andrews of the CT Health Policy Project. Trends included the impact of market consolidation, protecting Medicaid’s progress, insider advantages in policymaking, HIT, medical liability, the feasibility of independent practice, new care coordination models, the Cadillac tax, price and quality variation, health care’s role in CT’s economy, a shift to consumer-focused care, and that coverage doesn’t necessarily equal access. Interesting reading — lots of overlap despite different perspectives.