Tag Archives: Cost & Quality

#EpiGate: The EpiPen Scandal

By Jill Zorn People are “shocked, shocked!” once again that pharmaceutical corporations are ripping off the American people. This time, the story is about Mylan, the company that sells the EpiPen.  The EpiPen is an easy-to-use injection device purchased by … 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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We Get What We Pay For With Health Care News

This opinion is offered by Adam Chiara, communications associate at Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut.  When newsrooms shrink it doesn’t just limit your access to important information, it is also hurting your health. Okay, I admit I have no … Continue reading

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Tough Decisions Ahead for Addressing Health Care Cost and Quality in Connecticut

By Jill Zorn Connecticut’s Health Care Cabinet members had very mixed reactions to the draft recommendations  presented at their July 12 meeting on how to control health care costs in the state. In 2015, the Connecticut General Assembly charged the … Continue reading

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Anthem Proposed Insurance Rate Increase Hearing (8.3.16)

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Improving Cost and Quality By Using New Approach to Common Blood Tests

By Mark Safalow, MD, FHM Hospitalist and Physician Advisor at Middlesex Hospital From the Field is a series of guest blogs that offer perspectives from those working in the health care field. Healthcare is changing, and we can all sense … Continue reading

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Speak Up Against Next Year’s Health Insurance Rates!

By Rosana Garcia Time for speaking up on proposed rate increases is running out.  We talked about this year’s rate review period here. Connecticut’s health insurers have all submitted requests to raise rates in 2017.  This is the time of … Continue reading

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