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    Open Enrollment is Now Closed: What You Need To Know About Special Enr...

    Access Health CT, Connecticut’s Health Care Exchanges, announced lasts month that it exceeded its open enrollment numbers this period, with a total of 204,358 Connecticut residents enrolling through the state’s healthcare exchange during the...

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    Good Policing

    That I can draw on a sample size of larger than four isn’t quite tragic, but it is pathetic. Pathetic, as no one with a clean criminal record should have experienced five intimate, uninitiated, unexpected, and uncomfortable personal encounters...

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    The Path to a People Centered Health System: Next Generation Consumer ...

    Thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Millions of Americans now have access to health coverage and health care. However, with the excessive prices of healthcare, inconsistent quality in care delivery, overall systemic inefficiency, health...

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    Tax Season Heralds New Supreme Court Challenge to the Affordable Care ...

    As tax season approaches, so does another Supreme Court challenge to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This time the challenge is focused on the new tax subsidies that many Americans will be filing for in their tax returns this year. Once again, the...

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    Shaping Great Places for People to Grow Up and Grow Older

    Connecticut is undergoing a permanent and historic transformation in its demographics: it is aging and diversifying.  Connecticut is the 7th oldest state in the nation with the 3rd longest-lived constituency. Between 2010 and 2040, Connecticut’s...

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Reforming health care: what are the next steps

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, the rate of those uninsured continues to drop. According to a new study from Gallup, nearly 9 in 10 US adults now have health insurance. The poll tracked several demographics groups which showed significant decline percentage of being uninsured, including: African-Americans: The uninsured rate … Read More

Health Disparities Round-Up – April 17, 2015

Just in case you missed it, here’s some of the latest health disparities news, posts and reports from this past week. CTPost.com: Survey: Nearly 9 in 10 US adults now have health insurance – “WASHINGTON (AP) — Underlining a change across the nation, nearly 9 out of 10 adults now … Read More

The Curious Case of Ted Cruz and the ACA

On Monday, March 23, 2015, Senator Ted Cruz, R-Tex, became the first GOP candidate to announce his intention to run for President in 2016. An vigorous opponent of the Affordable Care Act, which celebrates its fifth birthday in March, Sen. Cruz vowed to appeal “every single word of Obamacare,” proclaiming … Read More

Health Disparities Round-Up – April 10, 2015

Just in case you missed it, here’s some of the latest health disparities news, posts and reports from this past week. Connecticut Health I-Team: More Dentists Now Treating Low-Income Patients, But Coverage Gaps Persist – “Thousands of low-income adults and children have gained access to dental services in recent years … Read More

Storify of #HCSMCT Tweetchat on Minority Health Month

A recap on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 Tweetchat with #HCSMCT. [View the story “#HCSMCT Tweetchat on Minority Health Month” on Storify]