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December 19, 2014

OP-ED | Collapse Of The Tenet Deal An Ominous Sign

by Terry D. Cowgill | December 19, 2014 5:30am

The apparent collapse of a deal allowing a for-profit company to buy five hospitals in Connecticut could deal a devastating blow to the patients who depend on those facilities — and to the healthcare access of hundreds of thousands across the state.

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December 18, 2014

OP-ED | Health IT In Connecticut - Learning From Mistakes

by Ellen Andrews | December 18, 2014 4:57pm

A wise advocate once told me that if I have a problem with wasting money, I should find a different profession. The latest example of that truth is HITE-CT, a quasi-public entity created in statute to develop a system of health information exchange (HIE) for our state. HITE-CT was dissolved by the legislature this year after wasting $4.3 million in federal grants and four years without accomplishing anything.

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Health Insurance App Gains Popularity

by Cara Rosner | December 18, 2014 3:00pm

Courtesy of Access Health CT Need health insurance? There’s an app for that.

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December 17, 2014

Access Health Enrolls About 86,000 Since Nov. 15

by Christine Stuart | December 17, 2014 5:09pm

Christine Stuart file photo Access Health CT officials said Wednesday that nearly 86,000 customers have signed up or re-enrolled for health insurance coverage through the exchange since Nov. 15.

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State Wins $45M Health Innovation Grant

by Christine Stuart | December 17, 2014 12:00pm

Christine Stuart file photo Connecticut will receive $45 million in federal funds to help it redesign how the state pays for and delivers health care.

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December 16, 2014

OP-ED | High-stakes Health Care Battle In The Green Mountain State

by Wendell Potter | December 16, 2014 5:30am


Upcoming Financing Plan Will Reignite Debate Over Single-payer System In Vermont

Two weeks from now, Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin will describe how he thinks the country’s first state-based single payer system will be financed. Whether the Green Mountain State keeps moving forward with its goal of achieving universal coverage while also reducing the growth of health care spending depends largely on how the state’s residents and businesses react to what Shumlin has in mind.

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December 15, 2014

Consumer Protection Commissioner Will Retire; Public Health, DEEP Commissioners to Stay

by Kristi Allen | December 15, 2014 2:18pm

CTNJ file photo Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner William Rubenstein will retire in January, according to the Malloy administration. Additionally, Public Health Commissioner Dr. Jewel Mullen and Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Robert Klee will stay on during Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s second term.

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December 11, 2014

Tenet Withdraws Plans To Purchase Connecticut Hospitals

by Christine Stuart | December 11, 2014 5:50pm

Corutesy of Waterbury Hospital (Updated 8:55 p.m.) More than a week after regulators gave the thumbs up to Texas-based Tenet Corporation’s takeover of Waterbury Hospital, the private hospital chain announced it was abandoning plans to purchase Waterbury and four other Connecticut hospitals.

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First Deadline For Enrolling With Access Health Is Fast Approaching

by Cara Rosner | December 11, 2014 9:00am

Christine Stuart file photo With the latest enrollment deadline under the Affordable Care Act fast approaching on Monday, Connecticut’s health insurance marketplace is offering consumers one-on-one assistance to help them navigate the process.

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December 8, 2014

Auditors Find State Paid Benefits to Dead People

by Christine Stuart | December 8, 2014 1:20pm

CTNJ file photo An audit of the Department of Social Services covering fiscal years 2010 and 2011 found that supplemental state assistance or “cash” benefits for the aged, blind, and disabled were paid after the death of the individuals.

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