Category Archives: Rosana Garcia

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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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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