Join CT Congressman Joe Courtney from CT’s 2nd district, and CT Health Policy Project Board Member, describe national health reform, how we got here, and what it means for CT in a webinar next Wednesday March 31st at 3:15pm. To register, go to https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/169103624

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This morning was the third in a series of conferences on housing in CT, but with a twist. The organizers emphasized the need to collaborate across issue areas – to include people who care about transportation, education, workforce, the economy, government, the environment, and health care. The conference was a collaborative effort of non-profits with…

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The Donaghue Foundation’s annual meeting will focus on behavioral and cultural perspectives on taking responsibility for our health. The meeting will be Wednesday, April 21st from 7:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Hartford Marriott Farmington. Registration is free. For more information click here.

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The reconciliation bill scheduled to be considered this weekend by Congress benefits CT’s Medicaid program, and the state bottom line, in significant ways. The bill would expand Medicaid coverage to all state residents (except undocumented immigrants) up to 133% of the federal poverty level (FPL) — $14,620.50 for individuals and $19,669.50 for a family of…

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The CT League for Nursing fielded a survey of 2010 nursing school graduates for the SustiNet Health Care Workforce Task Force; the CT Health Policy Project analyzed the data. The survey found that virtually all the graduates plan to stay in CT, and most intend to work full time. Two out of three are graduating…

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A new report by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation finds that between 1999/2000 and 2007/2008 the rise in the number of uninsured CT residents was concentrated among people living in households between two and four times the poverty level (now between $36,620 and 73,240/year for a family of three). The number of CT residents with…

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At today’s PCCM subcommittee of the Medicaid Managed Care Council, DSS unveiled their plans for the Mercer evaluation of the program to be completed by July 1st. Advocates raised many concerns including: · The inability to get any meaningful information on health outcomes with only 200 members on average over the last year · A…

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Friday’s Council meeting was uneventful. After a year, there are 342 people in PCCM/HUSKY Primary Care; legislation requires at least 1,000. Despite that, DSS is steaming ahead on plans to evaluate the program by July 1st. It is fascinating that they are just now deciding to comply with deadlines in this program – they have…

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People began lining up outside this year’s Mission of Mercy clinic at 3am Friday morning. The CT Dental Association sponsors the clinics annually to provide free dental care to CT residents in need. This year’s clinic ran Friday and Saturday in Middletown but could only care for 1,000 patients each day. Almost 1,700 people, clinicians…

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