August 14, 2015
by Suzanne Bates | August 14, 2015 7:59am
The children who enter the care of the state, overseen by the Department of Children and Families, are our most vulnerable children, and yet there are state workers who are allowed to continue to work with them even after allegations of abuse.
August 13, 2015
by Ellen Andrews and Robert Russo | August 13, 2015 3:10pm
Consumer protections had a good start in Connecticut’s latest health reform plan. But, as always, the devil is in the details. Unfortunately insurers are working to sabotage those protections to benefit their bottom line.
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June 25, 2015
by Matt DeRienzo | June 25, 2015 11:00pm
May 26, 2015
by Wendell Potter | May 26, 2015 9:57pm
Folks Are Happy With Health Coverage, But Still Confused By Choices
Here’s the good news: 74 percent of people nationwide who enrolled in health insurance plans through the Obamacare exchanges rate their coverage as excellent or good. That’s according to a Kaiser Family Foundation survey released last Thursday.
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May 4, 2015
by Wendell Potter | May 4, 2015 2:07pm
Steven Brill Believes Insurance Firms Are Simply Getting In The Way Of Cost Control
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April 10, 2015
by Kate McEvoy and Robert Zavoski | April 10, 2015 8:00am
Diabetes — it’s been called a national epidemic, linked to disability, blindness, even premature death. National medical costs for diabetes alone surpass $245 billion a year, not to mention the suffering of millions across America.
March 25, 2015
by Wendell Potter | March 25, 2015 12:20am
Obama Administration Bragging About Anti-fraud Efforts, But Center Report Showed Bigger Dollars Are Being Lost Elsewhere
The Obama administration went to great lengths last week to inform us that it recovered $3.3 billion in fraudulent payments to Medicare health care providers in fiscal year 2014. Officials even went so far as to give an advance copy of their report to The Wall Street Journal, which, like the Center for Public Integrity, has been investigating Medicare fraud and abuse.
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March 20, 2015
by Jennifer Jackson | March 20, 2015 10:20am
The proposed state budget currently under consideration by our legislature risks the high-quality care for patients that Connecticut’s hospitals provide — it would require painful cuts in healthcare services, including mental health, and in jobs.
March 19, 2015
by Susan Bigelow | March 19, 2015 8:30pm
March 18, 2015
by Wendell Potter | March 18, 2015 3:14pm
The reason health care costs are so high is because Americans don’t have nearly enough “skin in the game.”
That was the phrase that many of my former colleagues in the insurance industry and I began using in the early 2000s as a way to deflect attention away from us.