CT Health Reform

Troubling Charter Oak call

By Ellen Andrews | July 30, 2008

We’ve received calls from many consumers about Charter Oak – and it is a good option for some. However yesterday…

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HUSKY/Charter Oak health plan rates up 24% from last year

By Ellen Andrews | July 23, 2008

After accounting for the impact of dental and prescription drug carve outs, the capitated rates paid to the three HUSKY…

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Concerns about new Charter Oak $100,000 annual cap

By Ellen Andrews | July 17, 2008

On Monday, Time magazine posted a story called “Low Health Insurance Caps Leave Patients Stranded.” The article exposes the real…

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Health First Authority update

By Ellen Andrews | July 16, 2008

Today’s Health First Authority meeting was uneventful. Sharon Langer from CT Voices for Children gave a primer on Medicaid and…

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CT’s Health Partnership bill featured in NY Times article

By Ellen Andrews | July 10, 2008

Today’s NY Times includes an article outlining proposals to make health coverage more affordable for small businesses. Small companies pay…

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State taking applications for Charter Oak

By Ellen Andrews | June 30, 2008

This morning at the Town Line Diner in Rocky Hill, the state began signing up consumers for the Charter Oak…

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Health First and Primary Care Authority Updates

By Ellen Andrews | June 23, 2008

Last Thursday both Authorities met in separate meetings. The Health First Authority is collecting information on CT’s spending on health…

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Governor vetoes pooling bill

By Ellen Andrews | June 13, 2008

Today Governor Rell vetoed HB-5536, An Act Establishing the Connecticut Healthcare Partnership. While she applauded the intent of the bill,…

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HealthFirst Authority update

By Ellen Andrews | May 29, 2008

Today the Authority tried to narrow down the options they will consider for study through the rest of the process.…

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