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Are the ACA Marketplaces Fixable?

By Jill Zorn As discussed in a previous blog, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplaces are struggling with lower than expected enrollment, sicker than expected customers, dwindling insurer competition and rising premiums in some regions of the country, including Connecticut. … 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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July Access Health CT Board Meeting

By Rosana Garcia The Access Health CT Board of Directors met on July 14.  Here are some highlights: Vicki Veltri, formerly the state’s Health Care Advocate (and now the Chief Health Care Policy Advisory in the Lt. Governor’s Office), was … Continue reading

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Loss of HealthyCT is Unhealthy for Connecticut

By Jill Zorn It looks like Connecticut’s non-profit health insurance co-op, HealthyCT, is going out of business. The co-op owes $13.4 million to the federal government’s Affordable Care Act (ACA) “Risk Adjustment Program.”  A start-up that has yet to turn … Continue reading

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We Can Do Better

By Rosana Garcia Despite a year to prepare, Access Health CT’s outreach to HUSKY A parents losing coverage July 31 is sorely lacking – as of July 1st, only 15% of those losing Medicaid have new coverage in place. While … Continue reading

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Consumers Keep Getting Squeezed by Insurers 

By Rosana Garcia Connecticut health insurers have submitted their rates for 2017 and it looks like consumers will see major jumps in their premiums, if the insurance companies have anything to say about it. Anthem has asked for an average … Continue reading

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Access Health CT Meeting Focuses on Financial Sustainability and Health Equity 

By Jill Zorn  The Access Health CT board met on May 19 with two of the main agenda items being to approve their annual budget and hear a report about perceptions about how well the exchange is addressing health equity. … Continue reading

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