This year’s America’s Health Rankings finds that overall Connecticut residents are healthier than all but two other states. We benefit from low smoking and infectious disease rates and high rates of childhood immunization. However we need to work on air pollution, excessive drinking, rising obesity rates, and our disparities based on educational level are embarrassing.…

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Next year fourteen of Connecticut’s 31 hospitals will be penalized by Medicare for poor rates of potentially avoidable complications, according to an analysis by Kaiser Health News. While this is down from eighteen this year, it is almost three times higher than the US average. Seven Connecticut hospitals have been penalized under this program every…

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January’s CT Health Reform Dashboard update reflects CT’s changing health care landscape. Uncertainty is fueled by a significant state budget deficit and, at the federal level, the ACA repeal and radical plans to change Medicaid. The Health Care Cabinet’s attempts at reform are mercifully over. It’s unclear how much of the very contentious report will…

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