Preliminary testing indicates that the Yale doctoral student admitted to Yale-New Haven Hospital with Ebola-like symptoms does not have the deadly virus. While awaiting the results, officials sought to emphasize the efforts to prepare in case someone in Connecticut contracts Ebola virus — while also trying to reassure people that the risk of infection is low.
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and the parent company of five Connecticut hospitals announced late Thursday that they had reached an agreement on a new contract, allowing the hospitals to return to the insurer’s network.
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and the parent company of five Connecticut hospitals failed to reach a new contract deal by their midnight deadline, leading Hartford Hospital and four others to exit the network of the state’s largest insurer Wednesday.
Connecticut’s largest hospital network and largest insurer are in the midst of a contract dispute. And it’s happening against the backdrop of significant changes in health care that have implications for patients across the state: the consolidation of hospitals into larger networks, and efforts by insurers to change how they pay for care.