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Connecticut must not balance budget by denying basic medical care

One of the most effective tools available to doctors in screening patients for common medical issues is imaging – ultrasound, x-ray and mammogram. With a simple radiological image, doctors can diagnose or render preventive and primary medical care, avoid emergency department visits and hospitalizations. Yet, as the nation is moving towards making health insurance more available and affordable, the state of Connecticut cut reimbursements to radiology providers for Medicaid payments by 42.5 percent last year, and this year are looking to make that cut permanent.