September 17, 2014
by Kristi Allen | September 17, 2014 4:27pm
As Connecticut’s health care exchange gears up for its second open enrollment period this November, officials are touting the results of the state’s first enrollment effort.
September 16, 2014
by Wendell Potter | September 16, 2014 5:30am
Boeing Experiment Will Be Closely Watched By Business CEOs And Insurers Alike
There are many Americans who are beginning to question the contributions big insurance companies make to our health care system. And I’m not just talking about lefty advocates of a single-payer system. Corporate executives are also wondering why we need the big insurers and whether higher-quality and more cost-effective care could be provided to employees if they didn’t have to deal with health insurers at all.
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September 8, 2014
by Christine Stuart | September 8, 2014 11:30am
A draft plan released Friday afternoon by the Connecticut Department of Children and Families outlines how the state wants to move forward with improving children’s access to mental health services regardless of their insurance status.
September 4, 2014
by Christine Stuart | September 4, 2014 2:40pm
by Christine Stuart | September 4, 2014 5:30am
September 3, 2014
by Wendell Potter | September 3, 2014 5:30am
Proposition 45 Would Allow State To Reject Rate Hikes
For the next two months, Californians will be subjected to a barrage of TV, radio, and online ads, which, ironically, they unknowingly will be paying for with their health insurance premiums.
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August 28, 2014
by Wendell Potter | August 28, 2014 10:00pm
Obamacare Forced Cuts At Hospitals, But Not For Other Segments Of Industry
As one of an estimated 78 million baby boomers in this country, I was delighted to hear that Medicare’s Hospital Trust Fund won’t run out of money until 2030 — 13 years later than projected in 2009, the year before Congress passed the Affordable Care Act.
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August 27, 2014
by Christine Stuart | August 27, 2014 5:07pm
August 26, 2014
by Christine Stuart | August 26, 2014 2:08pm
by Christine Stuart | August 26, 2014 5:30am
The Office of the Healthcare Advocate saved consumers $1.5 million and the Insurance Department recovered $1.8 million — a total of $3.3 million — in the second quarter of this year.