Category Archives: Rosana Garcia

Medicaid facing threats (again) in the Governor’s Budget

By Rosana Garcia When Governor Malloy released his budget for fiscal years 2017-2019, his proposals had cuts to health care and Medicaid/HUSKY.   It’s no secret that the state budget has a deficit of over $1.5 billion dollars next fiscal year, and … Continue reading

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Report from DC: 700 advocates come together for Families USA Health Action 2017

by Rosana Garcia Last week, Jill Zorn and I attended the Families USA Health Action 2017 Conference in Washington, DC, to represent the Foundation, and to learn from others. In this critical time for health care, it was inspiring to … Continue reading

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Certificate of Need Task Force ends with little consensus

By Rosana Garcia On Monday, January 9th, the Certificate of Need Task Force met for the final time (you can see our prior blogs on the CON Task Force here).  Task Force members spent a bulk of the time discussing … Continue reading

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2017 CT Legislative session opens; health care one of many issues

By Rosana Garcia The 2017 Connecticut General Assembly session began yesterday.  This is a budget session, where legislators put together a budget for the next biennium (2017-2019) and the session runs until June 4.  Here’s a primer of what to … Continue reading

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The doors are still open: Access Health CT enrollment continues

By Rosana Garcia If you are one of the 100,000 Connecticut residents who use Access Health CT to get coverage, you might be wondering about all the proposed changes you’ve been hearing about in the news, after the election. The … Continue reading

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CON Task Force Breaks Open Its Box

By Lynne Ide I’ve watched various commissions, task forces and government appointed bodies do their work over three decades now.  Rarely have I witnessed such bodies openly embrace mid-course corrections. On November 21, the Certificate of Need (CON) Task Force … Continue reading

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Many voices at the Health Care Cabinet public hearing

By Rosana Garcia Yesterday was the public hearing for the Health Care Cabinet’s draft recommendations for health care cost containment.  You can read all the submitted testimony here, and watch the public hearing, recorded by CT-N, here. Many of those … Continue reading

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