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Communications Officer Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut

Some good reading for a snowy weekend

As Connecticut readies for another snowy weekend we looked for some reading materials and found that the state, and its residents, were featured heavily in multiple stories on healthcare this week. Here are some snippets from the reporting we’ve found: … Continue reading

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Health Care Foundation Publication Released in Gratitude for Strong Community Partnerships

Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of “The Power of Movement Building: The Story of the Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut,” a narrative chronicling the first decade of its work at the … Continue reading

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Foundation’s history is springboard to the future

By Frances G. Padilla President, Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut It’s been two weeks since I stepped into my new role as president of Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut (UHCF), and come into it with deep pride in … Continue reading

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Economic sense of preventative care

The importance of preventative care is typically talked about in terms of better health for individuals, but a piece in Seacoast Online  is featuring a piece talking with a retired actuary, Bill Massidda,  on whether or not the Patient Protection … Continue reading

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Some health reform reading

Today – one day after the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act, the health care policy and legal wonks are talking about what the ruling means and future implications. The real life applications of the law – what is … Continue reading

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Handling the ground shift of the Supreme Court decision

Sonya Schwartz at Health Affairs Blog has a great piece looking at how the “active states” might fare after the U.S. Supreme Court issues its ruling on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act sometime this month. Connecticut made the … Continue reading

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Last chance to fix the Exchange Board

As I’m writing this there are 15 hours left in this year’s legislative session and the bill which would put consumers and small businesses on the Health Insurance Exchange Board is still in a logjam waiting to be called to … Continue reading

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