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Where’s the Value?

The recently settled dispute between Anthem and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, which left children and their families hanging for almost 2 months, is an example of how broken our health care system is in Connecticut.  It is unconscionable that already … Continue reading

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Changing the system in Connecticut? CO-OPs may be the answer

Earlier this month, representatives from Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan (CDPHP) traveled from their headquarters in Albany, to make a presentation to the SustiNet Health Care Cabinet.  The cabinet, chaired by Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman, is charged with advising Gov. … Continue reading

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The Medical Loss Ratio: Gain for Connecticut Consumers and Businesses

Come August, you might be one of the Connecticut residents getting some money back from your health insurer courtesy of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In the complex and opaque world of health insurance terminology, the medical loss ratio (MLR) … Continue reading

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State Basic Health Program is BEST Option for Connecticut

The conclusion from the Basic Economic Security Table (BEST) report didn’t come as a surprise – It’s expensive to live in Connecticut. The report published by Wider Opportunities for Women and released by the Permanent Commission on the Status of … Continue reading

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What’s the Consumer Chanting About at Exchange Meetings?

The Health Insurance Exchange, established in the Affordable Care Act and slated to be operational in 2014, is envisioned to be an efficient and competitive marketplace where individuals and small businesses can purchase quality, affordable health insurance. The law takes … Continue reading

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Good Health Policy Puts People First, Not Politics

The second anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), signed into law on March 23, 2010, was overshadowed by three days of Supreme Court hearings on its constitutionality.  Immediately, the pundits began handicapping the outcome.  Health care reform is being … Continue reading

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