Category Archives: Guest Blog

Can You Believe We Are Fighting for Birth Control?

Guest Blog by Susan Yolen (VP Policy & Advocacy, Planned Parenthood of Southern New England) |  There’s no question that access to birth control — and all the economic and social progress it has helped deliver for women — is … Continue reading

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How state budget proposals threaten health – AND WHAT YOU CAN DO!

Guest Blog by Jonathan Miller Can you afford to spend half your income on healthcare? If the State passes their current budget proposal, that’s what I’ll have to do. After years of working, I’m now disabled with a chronic condition … Continue reading

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A Broker’s View: GOP Health Care Bill Will Hurt Many

Guest Blog by Joseph McDonagh As an insurance agent, I reviewed the latest Republican health care bills for their impact on my clients who buy health insurance through Access Health CT, the state’s health insurance exchange.  I compared these new … Continue reading

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Affordability in the Changing Health Care Landscape

By Angela deMello   “When rates go so high that customers simply   decide they can no longer afford the product and leave the market altogether, then it is a market failure…” Angela deMello, Connecticut small business owner, testified at the … Continue reading

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Improving Cost and Quality By Using New Approach to Common Blood Tests

By Mark Safalow, MD, FHM Hospitalist and Physician Advisor at Middlesex Hospital From the Field is a series of guest blogs that offer perspectives from those working in the health care field. Healthcare is changing, and we can all sense … Continue reading

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The Challenge: Breaking Down Barriers for Behavioral Health Care

By Evelyn Cumberbatch, MD, MPH and Douglas Olson, MD, FACP From the Field is a series of guest blogs that offer perspectives from those working in the health care field.     Nearly every healthcare reform initiative seeks to integrate … Continue reading

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Medical Error: Third Leading Cause of Death

By Lisa Freeman Many major news outlets have recently carried a story highlighting findings that “medical error is now the third leading cause of death in the U.S.” According to an analysis of existing research, Martin Makary, M.D., of Johns … Continue reading

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