CT Health Reform

CT healthcare quality just average, and not improving

By Ellen Andrews | November 30, 2022

The latest federal National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is not flattering…

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CT’s best healthcare secret — CID’s Consumer Report Card

By Ellen Andrews | November 28, 2022

It may not attract the same enthusiasm as other holidays this time of year, but if you’re shopping for health…

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CT hospital readmission penalties higher than US, again

By Ellen Andrews | November 1, 2022

Even with an eased formula due to COVID, all but one acute care Connecticut hospital will be penalized by Medicare…

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Study finds Americans living in liberal states, like CT, live longer but we can do better

By Ellen Andrews | October 27, 2022

Recently, working-age Americans’ mortality has reversed its historic declines, largely due to lack of progress on heart disease, and rising…

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CTNJ Analysis: Yale-New Haven Health announces layoffs while planning to buy 3 hospitals, and why it matters

By Ellen Andrews | October 20, 2022

It’s puzzling. Yale-New Haven Health System recently announced 72 layoffs and eliminated 155 positions among their managers, but they scored…

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DSS responds to advocates’ questions about HUSKY maternity bundles

By Ellen Andrews | October 18, 2022

More than one in three Connecticut births are covered by the HUSKY program, including some pregnancies at risk for poor…

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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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Number of uninsured CT residents continues down despite COVID

By Ellen Andrews | October 3, 2022

Download the report The latest numbers from the US Census on US health coverage last year find that there were…

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Primary care spending boost and capitation didn’t work in private plans either

By Ellen Andrews | September 19, 2022

The big idea circulating in some CT health policy circles to control the costs of healthcare is to boost primary…

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