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In the Press - 2009

Dec. 30 Statement of CT Health Policy Project on the Governor’s Deficit Mitigation Proposal, WTIC News Talk 1080

Dec. 29 A Public Option Arrives, Paul Bass, New Haven Independent

Dec. 26 HUSKY insurance program offering a new option, Arielle Levin Becker, Hartford Courant

Dec. 23 United Health gets HealthNet, Alexander Soule, Fairfield Business Journal

Dec. 16 Correcting misperceptions in column on insurance, Comm. Sullivan letter, CT Post

Dec. 15 Remarks on At a Crossroads report release, WTIC News Talk 1080

Dec. 12 When a state agency buys an insurance goliath’s spin, MariAn Gail Brown, CT Post

Dec. 8 Reined in HUSKY Pilot draws criticism, Mary O’Leary, New Haven Register

Dec. 6 Insurers Shut Out of Pilot HUSKY Program; Program looks to contain costs, improve quality and access, Greg Bordanaro, Hartford Business Journal

Dec. 4 UnitedHealth Care’s Acquistion of Health Net Approved, Matthew Sturdevant, Hartford Courant

Dec. 2 A New Public Option: A new health care option will start soon in New Haven and Hartford. Too bad no one knows about it, Anna Beth Keim, New Haven Advocate and Hartford Advocate

Nov. 27 Women watch health care reform closely, Mary O’Leary, New Haven Register

Nov. 25 While Gov. Rell wants more budget cuts, CT overpays insurance companies by nearly $50 million, Betsy Yagla, New Haven Advocate

Nov. 25 Rell plan would cut budget by $337 million, Ted Mann, New London Day

Nov. 24 Reduced insurance option not helpful, Editorial, New London Day

Nov. 24 Rell releases deficit mitigation plan, cuts $337 million, Christine Stuart, CT News Junkie

Nov. 24 It’s official: Sales tax cut will not occur January 1; Rell unveils over $80 million in cuts for cities and towns, Christopher Keating, Capitol Watch, courant.com

Nov. 24 Remarks at Congressman Larson’s Women’s Health Forum, WTIC News Talk 1080

Nov. 24 Doctors, consumer groups take aim at United Healthcare, Matthew Sturdevant, Hartford Courant

Nov. 23 Doctor’s groups say insurer’s acquisition plan could hurt competition, Matthew Sturdevant, Hartford Courant

Nov. 21 Op-ED: Connecticut can spend and cut more wisely, Ellen Andrews, CT News Junkie

Nov. 20 Health IT exchange readies for launch, Alexander Soule, Fairfield County Business Journal

Nov. 17 Health care advocates pushing for state to cut MCO payments, Mary O’Leary, New Haven Register

Nov. 9 Who’ll speak for Connecticut?, New Haven Independent, Thomas MacMillan

Oct. 25 Health Reform, interview, CT Newsmakers, Tom Monahan

Oct. 15 Panel calls for health reform, Danny Serna, Yale Daily News

Oct. 14 Job losses add 28K to uninsured in state, Hartford Courant

Oct. 10 Interview, Crossroads Magazine, WTXX and MyTV9

Sept. 23 Almost 7 percent of county uninsured, Jason Fenster, Middletown Press

Sept. 23 Elm City leads in child health care, Cara Baruzzi, New Haven Register

Sept. 23 US Census bureau: In terms of health insurance, county is covered, Jason Fenster, Litchfield Register-Citizen

Sept. 11 Number of Uninsured up 17,000 But Not Statistically Significant, Christine Stuart, CT News Junkie

Sept. 11 Unemployment leaves more in state without insurance, Mary O’Leary, New Haven Register

Sept. 5 New Social Services Commissioner Should Have National Credentials, Editorial, CT News Junkie, Ellen Andrews

August Budget Woes Are Bad Omen for Connecticut Medicaid Plans, Chris Lewis, Health Leaders Inter Study

July 30 Hiding the Toll from patients in Connecticut, Olivia Victoria Andrzejczak, Houston Chronicle

July 25 Charter Oak health plan has mixed results in first year, Brian Lockhardt, Stamford Advocate

July 16 Thousands may lose medical benefits, Cara Baruzzi, New Haven Register

June 22 Gov. Rell considers two health care bills, Craig LeMoult, Morning Edition and All Things Considered, WSHU

June 4 Lowering Insurance Rates Could Save Connecticut Millions, Arielle Levin Becker, Hartford Courant

June 3 Audit says state paid Husky plan managers too much, Keith Phaneuf, Journal Inquirer

June 3 CT Health Notes Blog cited in Blog Roundup, Kaiser Health News

June 3 Audit: DSS overpaid for Husky program, Mary O’Leary, New Haven Register

June 2 Long Anticipated Audit Released, Reaction Mixed, Christine Stuart, CT News Junkie

June 1 Optimistic, but still skeptical of insurers, drug firms, Ellen Andrews, Letter to the Editor, Hartford Courant

May 12 Health-Care Advocates Skeptical of Insurers’ Pledge, Diane Levick, Hartford Courant, picked up by Kaiser Daily Health Policy Report and California Healthline

April 29 The $150 billion question, Christine Stuart, CT News Junkie

April 21 Whose eRecords Will They Be?, Abram Katz, New Haven Independent and CT News Junkie

April 1 Deadline set to offer health care program, Mary O’Leary, New Haven Register

March 21 OP-ED: What problems should we tackle first? I reject the premise of the question, Ellen Andrews, CT News Junkie

February 5 Hitting the most vulnerable where it hurts, CT Local Politics

February 6 OP-ED: There are better ways to cut costs and improve health care, Ellen Andrews, CT News Junkie

February 7 Half of jobless without insurance, Angela Carter, New Haven Register

February 7 Rell’s motive for shutting out watchdogs questioned, Ted Mann, New London Day

February 11 Blumenthal wants to ban health insurers’ “gender bias”, Cara Baruzzi, New Haven Register

February 12 Supporters rally to save state’s independent health care watchdog, Arielle Levin Becker, Hartford Courant

February 13 Lembo in Limbo, Christopher Keating, Capitol Watch, Courant.com

February 16 New funding sought for digital health records, Jason Millman, Hartford Business Journal

February 17 Critics: Health Care changes would burden state’s poor, Arielle Levin Becker, Hartford Courant