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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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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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How CT can save $162 million in healthcare waste

By Ellen Andrews | May 19, 2022

An analysis of Connecticut’s commercial insurance markets finds we spent $9.45 per person per month on wasteful low-value care in…

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CTNJ Op-Ed — Policymakers did little to lower healthcare costs this session

By Ellen Andrews | May 5, 2022

Healthcare costs featured prominently in CT News Junkie’s 2020 candidates’ survey. It’s very likely that candidates will hear the same…

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Book Club: Think Again

By Ellen Andrews | April 29, 2022

You have to read Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know by Adam Grant. We all think…

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