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In the Press - 2008

Jan. 13 Problem With No Easy Cure, Bill Hathaway, Hartford Courant

Jan. 20 Rell Health Plan Stirs Doubts, Mary O’Leary, New Haven Register

Jan. 28 CT Tries to Cover the Uninsured, Craig LeMoult, WSHU radio

February Wellcare & HealthNet to HUSKY: No Thanks, HealthLeaders-Interstudy

Feb. 26 HUSKY, Charter Oak under review, Mary O’Leary, New Haven Register

Mar. 6 Health care costs mount for retirees, Cara Baruzzi, New Haven Register

Mar. 13 Rell and Harris Battle it Out Over Charter Oak, Christine Stuart,

Mar. 23 Officials warn Governor of ‘disruptive change’ in health care plan, Don Michak, Journal Inquirer

Mar. 24 Delay in HUSKY changes urged, Christine Stuart,

Mar. 25 Largest insurance company bows out of bidding, Christine Stuart,

Mar. 30 From any candidate, a difficult pill to swallow, Ted Mann, The New London Day

Apr. 4 Uninsured fare worse than those with health coverage, Cara Baruzzi, New Haven Register

Apr. 12 Health insurance programs draw bids from 3 firms, Keith Phaneuf, Journal Inquirer

Apr. 24 BioReference opens first Connecticut center today, Peter Healy, Stamford Advocate

May 14 Seniors feeling economic pinch, Cara Baruzzi, New Haven Register

June 5 Critical Condition – Focus on Connecticut, documentary and live town hall meeting, CPTV

June 26 Interview with Executive Director on Charter Oak Health Plan offering, WTIC

June 30 Charter Oak: Now accepting uninsured adults, Christine Stuart,

July 1 New Conn. Health plan accepting applications, Susan Haigh, AP

July 1 Rell unveils health plan for uninsured adults, New Haven Register

July 1 New Conn. Health plan accepting applications, Newsday NY

July 1 New Conn. Health plan accepting applications, Norwalk Hour

July 23 Clock’s Ticking: Charter Oak, HUSKY needs more docs, Christine Stuart,

July 25 Doctors slow to join Charter Oak network: Groups get big raise to run programs, Keith Phaneuf, Journal Inquirer

August 5 Rell says time was right for activating Charter Oak, Ted Mann, The New London Day

August 18 More health insurers competing in individual coverage market, Diane Levick, Hartford Courant

Fall 2008 Medicaid overhaul stumbles in Connecticut, Chris Lewis, HealthLeaders Interstudy

August 19 Charter Oak plan seeks doctors, Marian Gail Brown, CT Post

August 19 Hartford Courant examines “growing competition” in individual health insurance market, Kaiser Daily Health Policy Report

August 26 Number of uninsured drops in Conn., Stephanie Reitz, AP and Journal Inquirer

August 26 Putting kids’ benefits at risk, Susan Campbell, Hartford Courant

August 27 Number of uninsured drops in Connecticut, Stephanie Reitz, Hartford Business Journal

August 29 Charter Oak’s fate hinges on dollars; Hospitals, doctors asked to take a loss, Keith Phaneuf, Journal Inquirer

September 23 More Questions than Answers about Charter Oak, Christine Stuart,

October 9 Health care premiums out strip pay hikes, Angela Carter, New Haven Register

October 9 Study: Health insurance bills outpace earnings, Don Michak, Journal Inquirer

October 9 Premiums vs. Paychecks: A growing burden for CT workers, News Chanel 12

October 21 Governor’s deficit reduction plan: Cuts to medical interpreters, Craig LeMoult, WSHU radio

October 23 Gov. Rell delays changes to health care plan, Christopher Keating, Hartford Courant

October 24 Insurance switch delayed for 2 months, Mary O’Leary, New Haven Register

October 31 Bridging the Health Care Divide: It Doesn’t Matter Who Pays, Christine Stuart, CT News

November 7 Revenue shrinks as need grows, Ellen Andrews, Letter to the Editor, New Haven Register

November 11 Turning boo-hoo into ya-hoo: Save money, explore your health care options, Linda Napier, Danbury News-Times

November 14 on-air interview on HUSKY and Charter Oak health plans, Craig LeMoult, WSHU

November 17 Push to digitize health records needs cash, Jason Millman, Hartford Business Journal

November 26 Sliver of good news in kids’ health care, Cara Baruzzi, New Haven Register

December 8 Reined-in HUSKY pilot draws criticism, Mary O’Leary, New Haven Register

December 9 All Your COBRA Questions Answered, Brian Lehrer Show, WNYC radio