CTNJ op-ed: Health insurance affordability review is good, but it’s no silver bullet

By Ellen Andrews | December 6, 2022

A movement to include affordability in the Insurance Department’s review of health insurance premiums is gaining champions. That’s a good…

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No evidence to justify increases for 7 of top 10 most costly drugs

By Ellen Andrews | December 6, 2022

The latest Unsupported Price Increase report from the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review finds that, last year, seven of…

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CT healthcare quality just average, and not improving

By Ellen Andrews | November 30, 2022

The latest federal National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is not flattering…

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CT gets a C+ for maternal and child health

By Ellen Andrews | November 29, 2022

The new 2022 March of Dimes Report Card gives Connecticut just average marks on how well we care for new…

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CT’s best healthcare secret — CID’s Consumer Report Card

By Ellen Andrews | November 28, 2022

It may not attract the same enthusiasm as other holidays this time of year, but if you’re shopping for health…

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CT hospitals’ charity care varied widely last year, a bit more than US

By Ellen Andrews | November 10, 2022

Last year, uncompensated care at Connecticut’s 27 acute care hospitals averaged 1.8% of total expenses, according to the state’s latest…

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New affordable coverage toolkit to help people enroll

By Ellen Andrews | November 7, 2022

There were 184,000 uninsured Connecticut residents last year. To help people find affordable, even no-cost, coverage, the CT Health Foundation…

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Mental health workforce swamped by need, what needs to happen

By Ellen Andrews | November 3, 2022

A few recent reports have raised alarms about whether our healthy system’s mental health capacity can meet the need, and…

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CT hospital readmission penalties higher than US, again

By Ellen Andrews | November 1, 2022

Even with an eased formula due to COVID, all but one acute care Connecticut hospital will be penalized by Medicare…

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