Thursday, March 8, 2012
CT gets a C for health reform
In a new survey, Connecticut health care thought leaders give our state a C on health reform. The state received no A’s. Connecticut received a slightly better grade, C+, for effort. Connecticut’s Medicaid efforts are a bright spot, earning a B. The worst grade was for Engaging Consumers in Policymaking, averaging a D rating. A significant number of responders answered Don’t Know on one or more issue areas, echoing calls for better communication and coordination in health policymaking. Asked for suggestions to improve Connecticut’s progress toward reform, several themes emerged including engaging consumers in policymaking, limiting the influence of special interests, expanding the health care workforce, and improving policy coordination, focus and leadership. Click here for more detail on the survey. The survey is part of the CT Health Reform Dashboard, tracking our state’s progress toward health reform.