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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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    What Difference Expansion Makes: A Tale of Two States

    Connecticut continues to be a leader on the national stage for health equity. Since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), 27 states and the District of Columbia have expanded Medicaid and three are considering expansion. This means 20...

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    “What Healthcare Should Be.”

    In January, Christian Community Action (CCA) published the findings of a survey of 104 newly insured low-income New Haven residents in its report “What Healthcare Should Be.” The report was designed to identify major issues experienced by those...

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    Finally Owning Obamacare?

    In his much talked about State of the Union Address, President Obama finally owned his signature health care law by pointing to two of the biggest achievements of the Affordable Care Act so far: First, that in the past year, ten million uninsured...

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    The Fleecing of Single-Payer in Vermont: Are Americans too stupid to u...

    What began with a bang in 2011 ended with a whimper last month when Governor Peter Shumlin tabled legislation that would have brought the nation’s first tax financed, unified health system to the state of Vermont. Shumlin, who narrowly won...

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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 population of people age 65 and older is expected to grow by 57%. Moreover, the … Read More

Health Disparities Round-Up – February 20, 2015

Just in case you missed it, here’s some of the latest health disparities news, posts and reports from this past week. The CT Mirror: Medicaid clients, seniors, health care providers face cuts under governor’s plan – “Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposed budget aims to save hundreds of millions of dollars … Read More

Health Disparities Round-Up – February 13, 2015

Just in case you missed it, here’s some of the latest health disparities news, posts and reports from this past week. CTLatinoNews.com: After Obamacare Deadline: Obstacles For Latinos Who Want To Use The System – “As the second annual open enrollment for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act nears … Read More

What Difference Expansion Makes: A Tale of Two States

Connecticut continues to be a leader on the national stage for health equity. Since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), 27 states and the District of Columbia have expanded Medicaid and three are considering expansion. This means 20 states have not expanded eligibility for Medicaid.   When you … Read More

Health Disparities Round-Up – February 6, 2015

Just in case you missed it, here’s some of the latest health disparities news, posts and reports from this past week. Hartford Courant: Racial, Ethnic Disparities Common In CT Hospital Readmissions – “Those disparities in two of the most common reasons for hospitalizations among state residents point to larger problems in … Read More