While regionalizing health care improves the bottom line for Connecticut’s hospitals, it leaves patients farther away from medical care.
Insurers cited the end of enhanced federal ACA subsidies as the reason for rate hikes. But Congress was ready to pass a 3-year extension.
Calls to shore up Connecticut’s health care workforce are getting louder as medical workers feel the continuing strain of the pandemic.
Connecticut has no standards for how its medical facilities gather, report and use patient data on race, ethnicity and language.
Proposals on everything from cameras in nursing homes to government-sponsored insurance for small businesses and nonprofits were floated this session.
Proponents of the public option insurance plan said they pulled the bill because the governor threatened not to sign it.
With the rising cost of care a central issue this legislative session, lawmakers and Gov. Ned Lamont’s administration have each moved ahead with their own plans aimed at driving down prices.
The plan includes an annual assessment on insurance carriers to fund additional subsidies on Connecticut’s insurance exchange, Access Health CT.
Democrats have made health care a key issue, pointing to the pandemic and the fate of the federal health law.
Rural health care has increasingly become a focus for the Trump administration as COVID-19 kills hundreds of Americans every day.
Electric Boat has for more than a decade built two submarines a year, but the president’s budget only calls for one Virginia-class boat.
Gov. Ned Lamont opened the new legislative session with proposals to ban flavored vaping product sales and to take initial, tentative steps toward legalizing marijuana.
A coalition of faith leaders is asking lawmakers and other state leaders to push for affordable coverage, preserve Medicaid eligibility and improve data collection.
The governor will require providers, insurers and others in the health care industry to report their yearly price increases.
Gov. Ned Lamont’s administration is part of a working group exploring health care reforms for 2020. He was late to the debate in the last session.