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Op-Ed: This Is Why CT Can’t Lower Healthcare Costs

By Ellen Andrews | May 31, 2023

After years of deliberation, Connecticut’s state plan to cap healthcare costs has finally identified the drivers of those costs in…

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Analysis: How Brain Shortcuts Undermine Policymaking

By Ellen Andrews | April 29, 2023

Thinking is hard work. Adult brains are only 2% of our body weight, but they use 20% of our body’s…

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Op-Ed: Artificial Intelligence can be the solution, when it isn’t the problem

By Ellen Andrews | April 14, 2023

Legislators want the state to evaluate the growing role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in state agency decision making. As a…

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New standards to include health equity lens in effectiveness, fair pricing analyses

By Ellen Andrews | March 15, 2023

There is a growing consensus that healthcare systems can, unintentionally, exacerbate health disparities for underserved communities. There is a special…

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Insurance Committee passes bills prohibiting anti-competitive health system practices

By Ellen Andrews | March 14, 2023

This morning, the Insurance and Real Estate Committee approved two bills that  prohibit huge healthcare systems from using their monopoly…

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CT Medicaid costs stable but hospital spending needs monitoring

By Ellen Andrews | March 4, 2023

Download the report Sources below Connecticut Medicaid per member costs are stable and growing slower than other states. CT Medicaid…

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Legislators hear voices calling for consolidation protections to lower healthcare costs

By Ellen Andrews | February 22, 2023

Download our testimony Yesterday’s public hearing testimony was largely supportive of two bills to prohibit anti-competitive clauses in hospital system…

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Insurance committee to hear bills that mitigate consolidation and lower healthcare costs

By Ellen Andrews | February 17, 2023

Download our testimony One of the main drivers of Connecticut’s rising healthcare costs is consolidation in the healthcare market, making…

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Op-Ed: HUSKY coverage for immigrants is the right, and the smart, thing to do

By Ellen Andrews | February 17, 2023

Immigrants, in Connecticut and across the US, are the most likely population to be uninsured. These are our workers, neighbors,…

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