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Archive for January 2009

Why an individual mandate won’t work in CT

A new paper by the CT Health Policy Project outlines why an individual mandate, a law requiring every state resident to purchase health coverage won’t work. (For the shorter issue brief, click here.) Mandates are no guarantee of compliance; CT requires drivers to have auto insurance but 12% of drivers are uninsured. Unreimbursed care for…

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Happy New Year and You Won’t Believe This

Last week, the FDA approved the drug Latisse for “hypotrichosis of the eyelashes” according to the Wall Street Journal Health Blog. What’s that? It’s “another name for having inadequate or not enough eyelashes.” Honest. The company that makes Latisse also makes another critical health care treatment, Botox.Happy New Year everyone from the CT Health Policy…

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