December 19, 2014
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.
December 18, 2014
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.
by Cara Rosner | December 18, 2014 3:00pm
December 17, 2014
by Christine Stuart | December 17, 2014 5:09pm
by Christine Stuart | December 17, 2014 12:00pm
December 16, 2014
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
by Kristi Allen | December 15, 2014 2:18pm
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.
December 11, 2014
by Christine Stuart | December 11, 2014 5:50pm
by Cara Rosner | December 11, 2014 9:00am
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.
December 8, 2014
by Christine Stuart | December 8, 2014 1:20pm