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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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Study finds CT low value care is costly

By Ellen Andrews | October 13, 2022

About two percent of commercially insured Americans, including Medicare Advantage, received low value care costing $3.7 billion between 2009 and…

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Op-Ed: Governor’s Healthcare Record Misses Opportunities

By Ellen Andrews | September 13, 2022

Last week, the Governor and his administration held a press conference nominally to promote their efforts to lower healthcare costs,…

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OP-ED: Be careful in making changes when the glass is half full

By Ellen Andrews | September 7, 2022

There is good news on Connecticut health spending – and we can use it. Analysis of new data has found,…

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Good news on CT healthcare costs

By Ellen Andrews | August 28, 2022

New data from researchers at the University of Washington on state per person healthcare spending finds that between 2013 and…

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CTNJ Analysis: Another CT healthcare story of wasted money and missed opportunities

By Ellen Andrews | August 11, 2022

An excellent investigative piece by C-HIT published Tuesday found that the state Office of Health Strategy has squandered $20 million…

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CT is 24th in public health funding

By Ellen Andrews | July 28, 2022

Connecticut has a chronic problem with underfunding public health. We aren’t alone, but we’ve done little to fix the problem.…

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CT NJ Op-Ed: We need better, smarter solutions

By Ellen Andrews | July 14, 2022

There’s a lot of news about the Supreme Court’s decision on abortion and the latest mass shootings. Efforts to preserve…

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Covered CT opens no-cost health insurance coverage to adults

By Ellen Andrews | July 3, 2022

Friday, the state expanded zero-cost health insurance coverage to include childless adults through the Covered Connecticut program. The program covered…

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