Friday, May 18, 2012
CT’s insurance exchange keeps its solid C grade
Again this month Connecticut health care thought leaders gave our state’s health insurance exchange a C on health reform. Fifteen percent of thoughtleaders gave CT’s exchange a Failing grade; the exchange received no A’s. Several suggestions to improve health reform in CT focused on the exchange including “Speed up progress on the exchange”, “Add consumers and small business owners to [the] exchange board”, “Study what Maryland is doing for their exchange”, and “Get a more representative Exchange Board.” The survey list was collected from membership of health-related state councils, board and committees and leadership of health-related organizations. Respondents represented community organizations, foundations, providers, payers, consumer advocates, labor, business people, insurance brokers, and academics. To ensure independent responses, state officials responsible for reform functions were not surveyed. For more, go to the CT Health Reform Dashboard at www.cthealthreform.org.