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Highlights from CT Health Notes

By Ellen Andrews | April 28, 2008

Thursday’s issue of CT Health Notes, our biweekly list serv, includesAging baby boomers intensify looming health care workforce shortage —…

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Donaghue Foundation Annual Meeting & Conference

By Ellen Andrews | April 25, 2008

Wednesday, I went to the Donaghue Foundation Annual Meeting and Conference. The Donaghue Foundation was established to “promote medical knowledge…

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New report details questions and answers on implementing medical interpretation for CT Medicaid consumers

By Ellen Andrews | April 23, 2008

A new report, Medicaid Payments for Medical Interpreters: Implementation Questions and Recommended Action, commissioned by the CT Health Foundation lays…

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Life expectancy drops for women in 183 US counties

By Ellen Andrews | April 22, 2008

From 1983 to 1999 life expectancy in many US counties decreased, especially for women (183 counties) while life expectancy for…

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Retail medical clinic issue brief

By Ellen Andrews | April 21, 2008

Connecticut now has at least fifteen retail medical clinics, mainly Minute Clinics in CVS stores, but more are coming. Go…

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CA to review thousands of insurance policy cancellations after consumers get sick, New CT law prohibits this practice

By Ellen Andrews | April 18, 2008

The LA Times reports that the CA Dept. of Managed Health Care will be reviewing thousands of cancelled individual policies…

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Desperate Measures

By Ellen Andrews | April 17, 2008

Yesterday, I was catching up with a friend of mine who lives in Memphis when she told me about the…

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Yale School of Nursing Bellos Lecture — A fresh view of racial and ethnic disparities

By Ellen Andrews | April 16, 2008

This year’s Sybil Bellos Lecture at the Yale School of Nursing, given today by Harvard’s David Williams, PhD, MPH, focused…

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“Sick Around the World” airs tonight

By Ellen Andrews | April 15, 2008

Tonight’s episode of Frontline, Sick Around the World, compares the universal health care systems of five capitalist countries – Germany,…

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