Category Archives: Rosana Garcia

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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Access Health CT & CT Insurance Department in “Wait and See” Mode

By Rosana Garcia Amid much uncertainty, the Access Health CT (AHCT) Board of Directors met yesterday morning. By the end of the meeting, not much was any clearer. Jim Wadleigh, the CEO of AHCT, opened with the statement that was … Continue reading

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What happened in DC last week…and what now?

By Rosana Garcia Last Friday, in the wee hours of the morning The “skinny” repeal bill brought to the Senate floor very early Friday morning failed, when all 48 Democratic Senators, and 3 Republican Senators (Senators Collins, Murkowski and McCain) … Continue reading

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Let’s Modernize How We Manage Our Health Care System

By Rosana Garcia Last week, we discussed why Connecticut should create an Office of Health Strategy, which is part of Senate Bill 795. But there is a second, and just as important, part of that bill – modernizing how we … Continue reading

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Create an Office of Health Strategy – The Time Has Come

By Rosana Garcia At Bradley Airport, planes from different places around the world arrive at one destination. Health care in the state is similar – many different players, initiatives and programs are heading to one destination – to provide health … Continue reading

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