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April 17, 2017

OP-ED | Connecticut Has Trust Issues When It Comes To Health Policy

by Ellen Andrews | April 17, 2017 5:30am


Mistrust is pervasive in Connecticut policymaking and it’s blocking progress. In this year’s survey, Connecticut healthcare thoughtleaders rated the state of trust in policymaking at 26 points out of 100.

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March 30, 2017

OP-ED | 30 Minutes to Protect Your Eyes

by Kevin Ryan | March 30, 2017 3:32pm

Is your vision and your overall well-being worth a 30 minute wait to see a professional eye doctor in person?

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March 29, 2017

OP-ED | Connecticut Should Not Restrict Development of Ocular Telemedicine

by Kelly Luxenberg | March 29, 2017 5:30am

Healthy eyes and good vision are essential to everyday life. Regular, daily activities such as walking, driving, reading, and using your smartphone or computer are all dependent on having good eyesight. There are many of us, however, who need the assistance of glasses and contact lenses to be able to see properly. Easy, affordable access to the glasses and contacts we rely on daily is vital.

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January 13, 2017

OP-ED | Confront Logic Fallacies In Policy And Save Lives

by Sarah Darer Littman | January 13, 2017 12:00pm

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A new year in America starts with another mass shooting. Are we going to repeat the same questions, then wait till the next time people die for no good reason except our inability to confront the consequences of conflicting policies?

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December 29, 2016

OP-ED | Reckless Repeal of ACA Risks Lives For No Benefit

by Sarah Darer Littman | December 29, 2016 4:00pm

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Congressional Republicans are falling over themselves to repeal the Affordable Care Act with Scrooge-like joy. It’s as if ideology is more important to them than the fact that hardworking, self-employed taxpayers like my husband and myself could be denied health insurance.

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November 25, 2016

OP-ED | Healthcare Cabinet Making Big, Troubling Plans for Connecticut’s Healthcare

by Ellen Andrews | November 25, 2016 6:30am

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Connecticut’s health system has been described as a “burning platform.” After six years of moderate growth, health care costs are once again on the rise. Average single premiums are up 25 percent for next year and more costs are being pushed off onto consumers.

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August 9, 2016

OP-ED | The Biggest Bleed; A Cautionary Tale

by Stephen Spignesi | August 9, 2016 8:00am

“This might just be one of the biggest bleeds in a senior we’ve ever seen.”

The Yale-New Haven Hospital Nurse Practitioner on the other end of the phone went on to explain to me that when an elderly patient with a hematoma — essentially a very bad bruise — shows up at the hospital, one of the first things they do is check their INR level — their warfarin level. Normal is between 2 and 3. Massive bleeds often return results of between 10 and 12, indicating a dangerously high level of the blood thinner. My mother’s was 2.7.

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July 20, 2016

OP-ED | Rate Review Hearings: A Public Look into Health Insurance Premiums

by Katharine Wade | July 20, 2016 11:04am

The Connecticut Insurance Department’s prime mission is consumer protection. Helping consumers understand what drives health insurance rates is critical to the larger picture of how we can all work together to address rising health care costs.

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May 31, 2016

OP-ED | Patient Engagement – the Key to Good Health

by Vicki Veltri | May 31, 2016 1:00pm

Don’t blink. I usually use that statement when I describe driving through my town in eastern Connecticut. But the same can be said about health and healthcare. Don’t blink or you will miss the healthcare revolution that is underway.

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April 12, 2016

OP-ED | Why Aren’t Connecticut Women Getting Superior Breast Exams?

by Dr. Liane Philpotts | April 12, 2016 5:00pm

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To Detect Cancer, A 3D Mammogram Is Better Than A 2D Mammogram

Here’s a medical fact that should be uncontroversial: the better your mammogram, the more likely you are to beat breast cancer.

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