The COVID-19 pandemic has focused a bright light on the weakness of the U.S. public health system. Countries with strong public health systems fared much better in controlling the virus’ spread. America used to have a strong public health system. From 1900 to 2000, life expectancy rose by 30 years. Contrary to public opinion, it…

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A year ago, our predictions for 2020 missed all but the recession. COVID has us giving up on predictions, so we’ll just take a look back at our top stories of this year. Advocacy Toolbox now online — Updates include specific, real world tools for legislative, administrative, and state budget advocacy, how to change public…

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With support from the CT Health Foundation, the CT Health Policy Project is updating our online Health Advocacy Toolbox. The Toolbox was created twenty years ago to give individual consumers and community organizations in Connecticut tools to effectively engage in health policy advocacy at the state level. Too often motivated consumers, especially from underserved communities,…

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Read the report Since 1999, when the CT Health Policy Project was founded, Connecticut’s healthcare landscape has changed in both predictable and unpredictable ways. Costs are rising faster than our economy is growing, and those costs are falling disproportionately on consumers. Experts are predicting another recession and it’s unclear if Connecticut’s healthcare landscape is ready.…

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Read our numbers For twenty years, the Connecticut Health Policy Project has been a trusted source of independent, fact-based solutions for policymakers, providers, payers, consumers, and taxpayers trying to improve access to affordable, quality care for every state resident. We collect good ideas that work from across the state and beyond. Then we work hard…

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Read the report In celebration of the CT Health Policy Project’s twentieth anniversary, we asked wise and prominent stakeholders with very different perspectives in Connecticut’s health care system to reflect on the accomplishments and challenges of the last ten years and share their thoughts about our future. What is your best advice to someone just…

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