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Highlights from Access Health CT November Board Meeting 

By Rosana G. Ferraro | Open enrollment, changes in HUSKY A parent/caregiver eligibility, the Anthem/Hartford HealthCare dispute, and a potential for individual mandate repeal were all discussed at this morning’s Access Health CT (AHCT) Board meeting.  

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Silver lining in a tough state budget

By Rosana G. Ferraro | In a state budget riddled with health care cuts, there is one hopeful silver lining – the creation of a state Office of Health Strategy (here in the budget summary). What is the Office of … Continue reading

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Estimated 77,500 people lose health care in the 2018-2019 state budget

By Rosana G. Ferraro | Governor Malloy has signed the budget and health care for low-income people took a huge hit. Who loses?  How many people are affected? There were various cuts to Medicaid / HUSKY that will leave many without … Continue reading

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Open enrollment begins November 1st, five things to know

By Rosana G. Ferraro Access Health CT held their last Board meeting before Open Enrollment last Thursday, October 19.  A lot was discussed, and there are a lot of confusing messages in the news, but here is key information for … Continue reading

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Defending health care – at the state level

By Rosana Garcia Ferraro “I think it’s immoral and unconscionable of the state legislature and the governor to allow this to happen,” Offir said. “Connecticut needs a budget but it shouldn’t be created by causing the death of its citizens.” … Continue reading

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The latest on Access Health CT

By Rosana Garcia With deadlines fast approaching there has been a recent flurry of activity at Access Health CT. After weeks of uncertainly, we finally learned that there are still two carriers offering coverage through Access Health CT: Anthem and … Continue reading

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A Quiet, But Important Step for Consumers – Legislation in Action

By Rosana Garcia With little fanfare, an important report was released from the state: Cost & Market Impact Review of the Hartford HealthCare’s Proposed Affiliation with the Charlotte Hungerford Hospital. That’s quite a mouthful, but what it really means is … Continue reading

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