CT Post: Health survey can’t be ignored – In the survey conducted last fall by Bridgeport CARES (Community Allied to Reach Health Equity), 1,707 residents replied to questions about health matters and their daily lives. The results, even for a self-reported style survey, are staggering. >>Read More
CT Mirror: SustiNET Backers, Malloy Administration reach agreement – “We’ve made a commitment to look at alternatives to private insurance and to evaluate options and create a business plan,” said Jeannette DeJesús, the governor’s special advisor for health care reform and a deputy commissioner of public health. “We’re moving forward together with a commitment to work together on health care reform in a very comprehensive way.” >>Read More..
CT Wachdog: Connecticut Union Heads agree to revolutionary health reform – For decades everyone’s known that preventative medicine should save money. Keep people healthy and they won’t need ever-more-expensive health care. A few companies have moved in that direction but none with the numbers and clout as the entire state workforce and retiree corps. The very idea of prevention seemed to be ridiculed by forces of greed who wanted no tinkering with a system that enriches them on the misfortune of others. That’s changing. >>Read More
The Middletown Press: Experts at odds over proposed changes in Connecticut hospice care rules – Officials at Connecticut Hospice, however, say new rules would allow only a weak imitation of the care that the first hospice in the nation has provided, lowering the quality of care for the dying. >>Read More
Hartford Business: Malloy unveils major UConn Health Center Plans – A loan forgiveness program for medical students who pursue a career as a primary care physician or dentist in Connecticut is among the many initiatives part of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s sweeping new jobs initiative at the UConn Health Center, that he says will help Connecticut become a leader in the bioscience industry. >>Read More..
This week’s Health News Round-Up is a summary of local health news, covering the State of Connecticut