CTNJ Op-Ed: Advice from an advocate for the next OHS Director

By Ellen Andrews | June 10, 2022

Op-Ed: Advice from an advocate for the next OHS Director This week the Lamont administration announced that Vicki Veltri will…

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DSS’s new patient survey has little to say

By Ellen Andrews | April 27, 2022

DSS’s consultants reported on the results from their new patient experience/satisfaction survey for PCMH Plus members at this month’s MAPOC…

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Book Club: The Long Fix

By Ellen Andrews | April 12, 2022

I’ve been avoiding reading The Long Fix: Solving America’s Health Crisis with Strategies that Work for Everyone by Vivian Lee.…

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Fact Check: Does OHS’s Primary Care Roadmap include capitation? Yes, 31 times

By Ellen Andrews | March 16, 2022

In the Insurance Committee’s March 1st public hearing on HB-5042, advocates stated that the Office of Health Strategy’s Primary Care…

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New tool finds all CT health systems’ commercial prices are far higher than needed to cover expenses

By Ellen Andrews | March 9, 2022

According to a new tool, Connecticut hospitals would have needed commercial rates equal to 135% of Medicare levels in 2020…

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CTNJ op-ed: Children deserve healthcare, regardless of immigration status

By Ellen Andrews | March 8, 2022

Last year, Connecticut policymakers made the smart and moral decision to provide HUSKY coverage to children from low-income families through…

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25 Advocacy organizations urge legislative leaders to drop OHS Primary Care Roadmap

By Ellen Andrews | February 17, 2022

Download the letter On Tuesday, twenty-five independent advocacy organizations, including the CT Health Policy Project, sent a letter to Connecticut…

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Analysis: CT hospital finances during COVID’s first year

By Ellen Andrews | February 9, 2022

Download the report Download the extracted data In 2020, Connecticut hospitals’ revenues exceeded expenses by 2.61% or $325 million. Hospitals…

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Yale Policy Institute report on CT’s local public health infrastructure and systems

By Ellen Andrews | January 27, 2022

COVID crystalized the importance of a strong local public health system across our state and the nation. In their latest…

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