SustiNet and budget updates

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Saturday HB-6600, AAC the Establishment of the SustiNet Plan, passed the Senate on a vote of 23 to 12. The bill passed as it did in the House, without further ammendment. The Health Care Partnership bill, HB-6582, which self-insures the state employee plan and allows municipalities, small businesses and non-profits to participate in the plan, also passed Saturday. Both bills passed the House last Wednesday and now move to the Governor’s desk.

The CT Health Policy Project has published an analysis of the Governor’s latest budget proposal and its impact on health care. Her proposal includes a reduction of just over $50 million in each year to the HUSKY HMO capitation rates based on an audit of those rates by the Office of State Comptroller.
Ellen Andrews