Tag Archives: Cost & Quality

Trumpcare: “If You Break It, You Own It.”

By Jill Zorn Last week Republicans headed to a meeting in Philadelphia, aiming to reach agreement on a plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), but it seems they left Philadelphia without any clear consensus on how … Continue reading

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#WeWontGoBack

By Jill Zorn The health care progress women have made since the 1960s is under threat from Congress and the incoming Trump administration. Here are a few examples of what is at stake, if the effort to repeal the Affordable … Continue reading

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Fixing the ACA Marketplaces: Carrots and Sticks

By Jill Zorn  This is the fourth in a series of blogs on possible solutions to problems faced by Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplaces. Previous blogs in the series put recent doom and gloom pronouncements about the marketplaces in context, … Continue reading

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Yale New Haven Health/L+M Hospital decision has been rendered… and now the work begins

By Stephanye R. Clarke The state gave the green light for the proposed affiliation between Yale New Haven Health (Yale), Connecticut’s largest health care system and Lawrence + Memorial (L+M) earlier this month. As a reminder, back in February  of … Continue reading

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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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Still Waiting for Answers…

By Stephanye R. Clarke Stephanye Clarke is a long-time member of the New London community, as well as on staff at Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut. Lawrence & Memorial Hospital (L+M), our community hospital, serves ten cities/towns in the … Continue reading

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Affordability in the Changing Health Care Landscape

By Angela deMello   “When rates go so high that customers simply   decide they can no longer afford the product and leave the market altogether, then it is a market failure…” Angela deMello, Connecticut small business owner, testified at the … Continue reading

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