Category Archives: Lynne Ide

What Happened to Health Care? November 8, 2016 Did

By Frances Padilla & Lynne Ide It’s premature to predict what impact the November 2016 elections will have on the health care landscape in our state and nation.  But it is safe to say that the ground on which we stand is … Continue reading

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How Does Your Health Plan Stack Up? Check Out CT’s 2016 Consumer Report Card 

By Lynne Ide Here at Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut, we hear a lot of stories from people about the cost and quality of their health care plans. Most of the time, people struggle with these problems in a … Continue reading

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ConnectiCare’s decision is a win for consumers – or is it? 

By Lynne Ide  In case you missed it in this past week’s news, ConnectiCare was peeved that the state’s Insurance Department decided to approve an average premium increase of only 17.4% for individual health plans in 2017.  ConnectiCare wanted an … Continue reading

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Health Care Changes on the Horizon? Let’s Hope So

By Lynne Ide Labor Day has passed and summer is fading in the rearview mirror. Looking at the road ahead, our state has the potential for some healthy change looming on the 2017 horizon. I don’t mean the change that … Continue reading

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Manchester & Rockville Hospital Sales Up for Review 

For Profit, Out-of-State Entity Makes Bid to Get Into CT   By Lynne Ide  Change is in the air for two of the state’s nonprofit, community hospitals in Manchester and Rockville.  The hospitals, now part of the Eastern CT Health Network … Continue reading

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Malloy Steps Into “Wild West” of Hospital Deals 

By Lynne Ide  It’s no secret that Connecticut has seen an uptick in hospital mergers, consolidations and acquisitions in recent years. And on Feb. 25, Governor Malloy made it no secret that he thought enough was enough. Before we get … Continue reading

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Patients Are the Losers in Governor/Hospital Budget Fight 

By Lynne Ide  There has been a great deal of media coverage regarding the months-long budget battle between Governor Malloy and the state’s hospitals.  The drama rose to a new level when Connecticut Hospital Association launched an advertising campaign critical of … Continue reading

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