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Connecticut Health Policy Project 2012 Candidate Briefing Book

Welcome to the Connecticut Health Policy Project's 2012 Briefing Book for candidates. We have developed short briefing papers on timely topics in Connecticut's quickly changing health care environment to help you reach out to voters. New chapters will be added over time. If you would like a topic added, please contact us at If you have any questions about the book or any other health care policy issue, please contact us at (203) 562-1636 or

Basics of Health Policy - May 2013

Connecticut health care costs

Health coverage and the uninsured

Update: Policymaker Issue Brief - Good News- 94,000 fewer uninsured in Connecticut last year

CT Health Insurance Exchange

For updates: CT Health Exchange Watch Blog

Connecticut and national health reform

For more detail: CT Health Reform Dashboard

Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)

Public education

Connecticut free clinics



Medical errors

Health disparities

Retiree health benefits

Patient-Centered Medical Homes

Wellness Programs

Challenges in Connecticut's Health Care Workforce

Comparative effectiveness research (CER)

CT Health Policy Project 2010 Briefing Book