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Wednesday, July 1, 2015
CT health reform progress dips again
Unfortunately CT’s progress
toward health reform dropped again to 27.5% this month, undermining last
month’s gain. News that the state’s uninsured rate may not have dropped much, sharp
increases in insurance premiums, SIM’s ethics, transparency and underservice
council issues and budget cuts, especially HUSKY parents, all contributed to
the decline. Bright spots include restoration of most Medicaid provider cuts,
passage of SB-811, and Medicaid’s strong stakeholder engagement in reform
planning. The CT health reform progress meter is part of the CT Health Reform Dashboard.
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Ellen Andrews, PhD, has been Executive Director of the CT Health Policy Project since its inception in 1999. Her experience includes positions in consumer advocacy, policy analysis, direct health care services, legislative staff, and academic research.
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