Updates on health policy in Connecticut

CT hospital quality still lacking

New Medicare hospital quality ratings find little change from last year’s report. Almost half of Connecticut hospitals received three stars ...
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US overdose deaths down but no change for Connecticut

Photo by James Coleman on Unsplash Americans’ life expectancy increased in 2018 for the first time since 2014. From 2014 ...
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CTNJ – Op-Ed: The Individual Mandate Was Never Necessary, But Connecticut Knew That

Arguably the most contentious part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the individual mandate, requiring every American to secure healthcare ...
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Evidence that children with private or Medicaid coverage both at risk of low-value care

A new study finds that both Medicaid and privately insured children frequently receive healthcare services that do not improve health. ...
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CT is the second most expensive state for smokers

Smoking costs Connecticut smokers $2,447, 965 over a lifetime, behind only New York smokers, according to a new analysis by ...
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New report explains CT health disparities

Photo by Perry Grone on Unsplash Babies of black mothers in Connecticut are over four times more likely to die ...
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PCMH (no Plus) program continues to grow and improve care

At MAPOC’s Care Management Committee meeting Wednesday, the state provided the latest numbers from the successful Person-Centered Medical Home program. ...
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Help us improve consumer advocacy in Connecticut

Photo by Barn Images on Unsplash With support from the CT Health Foundation, the CT Health Policy Project is updating our online Health ...
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CTNJ Op-Ed: Connecting hospitals with community services is a good first step

It’s great that Connecticut hospitals are using technology to help busy providers connect patients with community services. Without basics like ...
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