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Maine’s Experience Should Give Connecticut Pause in Pursuing Politicized Health Insurance Rate Approval Process

Maine Heritage Policy Center and the Yankee Institute for Public PolicySB 194 – An Act Concerning Rate Approvals For Individual Health Insurance Policies purports to be responding to real concerns about the impact of health insurance premium increases. However, it is a flawed response, as best illustrated by Maine’s experience, which has a similar politicized process.

The Maine Heritage Policy Center’s Tarren Bragdon has teamed up with the Yankee Institute’s Fergus Cullen to author a white paper on Connecticut’s competitive individual market for health care and warn against politicizing the rate approval process.

Download the White Paper now!

UConn Health budget tanks due to COVID

UConn Health Center is facing $114 million loss in revenue after the coronavirus pandemic emptied beds and ended a large number of medical procedures, according to the budget presentation given to the UConn Board of Trustees. According to figures, patient revenue to UConn Health tanked by almost 50 percent during ...

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State moves to support hospitals and small businesses after years of undermining them

The COVID-19 pandemic has rightly led to high praise and support by lawmakers and state officials for hospitals that face potentially overwhelming numbers of infected patients and for small businesses that have been forced to close their doors to the public, but that support comes after years of policies that ...

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