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Families USA Effort Connects ‘Blue States’

By Jill Zorn, Senior Program Officer Last week both Frances Padilla and I attended the annual Families USA conference, Health Action 2014.  We heard an inspiring keynote speech by Vice President Joe Biden on how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) … Continue reading

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Medicaid and Primary Care: How Connecticut is Leading the Way

A recent Hartford Business Journal article reported that more primary care physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants are joining Connecticut’s Medicaid program, just in time to meet the needs of the growing number of people gaining Medicaid coverage.  A major … Continue reading

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Rate Shock Myth Debunked

A recent blog post from Community Catalyst, focuses on dispelling the “RATE SHOCK” myth.  As the post says, “Lately, many insurance industry-funded studies and the resulting news coverage of them have focused on the potential for “rate shock” for the young and healthy, … Continue reading

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Affordability tops list of five big questions

In her latest Exchange Watch story on Columbia Journalism Review Trudy Lieberman poses the five big questions that every healthcare reporter should be asking.  At the top of her list is the question advocates in Connecticut have been focused on, … Continue reading

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Two Showings of Escape Fire Scheduled – Tickets on sale now.

Similar to the rest of the nation, many residents of Connecticut are beginning to realize the benefits of the new federal health care reforms to provide access to health insurance coverage. However, even when the Affordable Care Act (ACA) kicks … Continue reading

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Two Medicare Accountable Care Organizations Approved in Connecticut

At last Connecticut has two medical groups that have been approved to participate in Medicare’s Accountable Care Organization (ACO) program.  The two groups are:  MPS ACO Physicians in Middletown and PriMed of Shelton.  The ACO program is part of many … Continue reading

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We Came to Praise the Affordable Care Act-Not to Bury It

The Interfaith Fellowship for Universal Health Care held an event following the Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on June 28.  Those who planned the gathering had no way to know what the decision would be.  Members … Continue reading

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