Monday, June 2, 2014
Health reform dashboard up again but APCD decision drags down progress
The CT Health Reform Dashboard is up a notch again this month to 29.7% on the progress meter, reversing last month’s slide. Areas of progress include new insurance market entrants and, as usual, Medicaid’s progress in many areas driven by transparent, open policymaking. CT Medicaid has made consistent progress toward turning around a deeply troubled program by engaging all stakeholders, including consumers and advocates, in building success. Unfortunately the rest of CT health policymaking is not learning from Medicaid. The latest example – AccessHealth Analytic’s decision to overrule consumers’ privacy decisions – is responsible for holding back reform this month.