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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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Sparking Bold Action to Change Health Care

By Lynne Ide  Connecticut may be known as “The Land of Steady Habits,” but when it comes to better health and ready-access to quality, affordable health care, many say that mindset must change. On October 29, Universal Health Care Foundation … Continue reading

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Is CT Behind the Curve on Hospital Oversight?

By Lynne Ide The juggernaut Hartford HealthCare (HHC) recently took steps to eliminate services at the struggling Windham Community Memorial Hospital (WCMH), which offer a clear signal that oversight of hospital consolidation may be behind the curve. HHC has acquired … Continue reading

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