Thursday, April 12, 2012
Connecticut’s insurance exchange gets a C
This month Connecticut health care thought leaders give our state’s insurance exchange a C grade, unchanged from the March survey. Overall reform efforts did somewhat better at a C+, and a B-/C+ for effort. Medicaid is again the bright spot, earning a B. Health Insurance Market Reform and Data-based Policymaking joined Engaging Consumers in Policymaking in earning D grades this month. Forty percent more respondents answered Don’t Know on one or more issue areas this month, emphasizing the need for better communication and coordination in health policymaking. Asked for suggestions to improve Connecticut’s progress toward reform, several themes emerged including engage consumers in policymaking, smarter policymaking, urgency -- move more quickly, and implement a public option through the SustiNet plan. For more on how CT is progressing toward reform, visit the CT Health Reform Dashboard.