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Governor Lamont -- Don’t move Connecticut Medicaid back into the failed  MCO model

Governor Lamont is reportedly considering a plan to have private insurance managed care plans (MCOs) run Connecticut’s Medicaid program. From 1996 through 2011, Connecticut Medicaid was run by MCOs, and it was deeply troubled. The program ended under pressure from advocates, providers, and legislators. Since the MCOs left Connecticut Medicaid, access and quality of care have improved, and the state has saved billions of taxpayer dollars.

To learn more and get involved, go to noHuskyMCOs.org

Tell state not to sell/monetize our private medical records

After many tries, Connecticut is getting a state-sponsored Health Information Exchange (HIE) called Connie.  If you haven’t heard about Connecticut’s HIE, you aren’t alone. An obscure planning group run by the Office of Health Strategy (OHS) has been working on it for years with very little public notice. Your providers are all required under state law to put your medical records into their system. This includes all medications, diagnoses, family planning, sexually transmitted disease history, mental health, substance abuse treatment, and your doctor’s notes about you. If you’ve survived cancer or another high-cost health problem, it will be in the system. If you’re at risk of other high-cost health problems, even if you are monitoring and taking care of yourself, it will be in there.

When the original seed money runs out, the state intends to sell your data to those insurers and ACOs so they can see all your medical records, wherever you get your care. HIE officials dismiss concerns that insurers and ACOs will use the data to deny people healthcare or dump expensive patients, but that has happened in other states.

To opt-out of Connie and keep your medical records private, click here

What is HUSKY’s PCMH Plus program?

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