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As Connecticut struggles with the twin challenges of improving the quality of health care and controlling costs, the CT Health Policy Project is working to find options for policymakers that maximize scarce resources.

July 2015 - Independent Advocates letter supporting Cabinet health reform study

April 2015 - Lt. Governor's response to advocates Medicaid SIM concerns

April 2015 - 20 independent advocates share concerns about SIM-Medicaid plan

April 2015 - A better option for SIM and Medicaid

February 2015 - Testimony opposing Medicaid budget cuts

February 2015 - Issue Brief: Governor proposes deep cuts to Medicaid

December 2014 - Facility fee, hospital consolidation public forum testimony

November 2014 - Webinar: Provider Payment Reform Options: Aspiration Meets Reality

February 2014 - Connecticut's Medicaid program success: Significant improvements in access, quality care and cost control

May 2011 - Fixing Medicaid: Healing Connecticut's largest health care program

February 2011 - Governor's Budget Proposal 2011 - 2013

November 2010 - Fifteen ways to save money in Connecticut's health care budget

November 2009 - Thirteen ways to save money in CT's state budget

May 2009 - Governor’s Budget Negotiations YES Options

March 2009 - The Federal Stimulus Package and passage of the SCHIP bill: How much health care help can CT expect?

February 2009 - Ten Ways to Save Health Care Money in Connecticut's State Budget

February 2009 - Governor’s 2009 budget proposal health impact

October 2005 - Connecticut's Health Care System: A network of cracks and who's falling through

February 2004 - FFY 2003 DSH payments to acute care hospitals

June 2003 - Health Resource Capacity Assessment for Danielson, Connecticut

December 2002 - Get the facts on the State Budget Crisis, Options, Analysis and our Testimony before the Appropriations Committee

April 2002 - Feasibility Study of a Project of Supportive Housing for Families of Children with Complex Medical Conditions

March 2002 - An analysis of health related items from the budget passed by the Connecticut legislature's Appropriations Committee on 3/26/02 for state Fiscal Year 2003 (FY 03, 7/1/02 to 6/30/03)

February 2002 - Analysis of Governor Rowland's Premium Assistance/HUSKY Parents Cut Proposal

February 2002 - Governor's Budget Proposal 2002 Health Issues An analysis of health related items from Governor Rowland's Fiscal Year 2002-2003 Midterm Budget Adjustments.

May 2001 - Health Resource Capacity Assessment for Putnam, Connecticut

May 2001 - HUSKY Coverage for Parents May 2001

February 2001 - Cost to Expand HUSKY Parents' Eligibility February 2001

January 2001 - Alternatives to Medicaid Managed Care: What is PCCM Anyway? Conference Summary

Primary Care Case Management: A Primer for Consumers

Primary Care Case Management: A Primer for Providers

Primary Care Case Management: A Primer for Policymakers

June 2001 - Primary Care Case Management: A Primer for Community Health Centers

December 2000 - Survey of Connecticut's Healthy Start Programs  To assess effects on safety net provider of funding cuts and disruptions on services to at-risk pregnant women and children

December 2000 - Primary Care Case Management: An Alternative for Medicaid in Connecticut  A study of policy alternatives for Connecticut's Medicaid Managed Care Program By Emily Barey, RN, Eva Gallegos, RN, Vanessa Morgan, RN, and Patrick Whalen, RN

February 2001 - Potential Savings for SAGA Programs under PCCM

December 1999 - Community Benefits Reporting

Issue Briefs

February 2014 - Issue Brief - Encouraging future Medicaid spending projections

Issue Brief - June, 2002 - Is Medicaid busting the budget?

Issue Brief - September, 2002 - Is Connecticut's Drug Spending Out of Control?

Issue Brief - November, 2002 - Connecticut Medicaid Spending In Context

Issue Brief - December, 2002 - HUSKY Enrollment and Spending in Context

Issue Brief - February, 2003 - CT Hospital Free Bed Funds

Issue Brief - July, 2003 - CT Hospital Free Bed Funds - 2002

Issue Brief - February, 2004 - CT Medicaid Spending In Context Update for FY 2003

Issue Brief - October, 2004 - CT Hospital Free Bed Funds – 2003

Issue Brief - October, 2004 - CT Medicaid Spending In Context - Update for FY 2004

Issue Brief - February, 2005 - Why a Premium Assistance Program won’t work for CT

Issue Brief - March 2005 - Why a Premium Assistance Program won't work for CT

Issue Brief - August, 2005 - Connecticut Hospital Free Bed Funds 2004

Issue Brief - December 2005 - Ways to save money and improve quality in Connecticut's health care system

Issue Brief - February, 2006 - Why a Premium Assistance Program won't work for Connecticut - Yet another update

Issue Brief - March, 2006 - Connecticut Medicaid Spending in Context - Update for Fiscal Year 2005

Issue Brief - December, 2006 - Connecticut Hospital Funds for the Uninsured - 2005

Issue Brief - February, 2007 - Why a Premium Assistance Program won't work for Connecticut

Issue Brief - May, 2007 - Connecticut Healthcare Spending

Issue Brief - August, 2007 - Premium Assistance won't work for HUSKY - So why did it pass?

Issue Brief - September, 2007 - Connecticut Health Care Spending - An Update

Issue Brief - December, 2007 - Connecticut hospital funds for the uninsured 2006

Issue Brief - October, 2008 - What's HUSKY going to cost in the future - Estimating PCCM and HMO costs

Issue Brief - November, 2010 - Fifteen ways to save money in Connecticut's health care budget

Issue Brief - January, 2011 - Self-insuring HUSKY could save $40 million or more

Issue Brief - February, 2012 - Health Care in the Governor's Fiscal Year 2013 Proposed Budget Amendments