Here is a sampling of health policy news from around the state from the past month. If you see something in your local newspaper that you would like featured here in future weeks, please contact Deb Polun at

Featured Stories 
3.22.17 WDRC: Talk of CT Interview on HUSKY Cuts (feat. D. Polun)
3.22.17 CT NewsJunkie: Proposed HUSKY Cuts Could Be Devastating (by C. Glover, L. Spinelli)
3.21.17 NH Register Op-Ed: Protect HUSKY and Keep Thousands of Residents Insured (by J. Borduas, S. Lagarde)
3.15.17 CT Post Op-Ed: Proposed HUSKY Cuts Could Be Devastating (by C. Glover, L. Spinelli)
3.15.17 WNPR: Planned Parenthood of Southern New England Says GOP Health Plan Will Hurt Women (feat. S. Lagarde)
3.13.17 New Haven Independent: DeLauro on Trumpcare: “Women Will Die” (feat. S. Lagarde)
3.10.17 CT Mirror: Once Again, School Health Clinics Facing Cuts (feat. UCFS, Southwest)
3.2.17 FOX 61: WorkinCT – See How Bread Gets Made at this New Haven Bakery (feat. Fair Haven)
3.2.17 Fairfield County Business Journal: Norwalk Health Center Exploring New Approach to Repeat ER Users
3.1.17 Hamlet Hub: Norwalk Hospital Appoints Community Leaders to Board of Directors (feat. C. Glover)
3.1.17 Hartford Courant: It’s Not About Dogma, It’s About Doing Good (feat. Generations)
2.28.17 The Hour: Children’s Connection Team Approach to Addressing Sex Abuse Praised (feat. Norwalk)
2.26.17 Register Citizen: Blumenthal Discusses Affordable Care Act with Recovering Addicts, Providers (feat. CHWC-Greater Torrington)
2.26.17 New Haven Register: Across Greater New Haven, Anxiety Has Increased Since the Election (feat. Fair Haven) 

State Health News
3.22.17 Hartford Business Journal: Wyman Supports Establishing Health Strategy Office in Hartford
3.21.17 CT Mirror: The Health Care That Happens Outside of a Doctor’s Office
3.20.17 CT Health I-Team: State Ranks High in Opioid-Related Hospital Visits
3.16.17 CT NewsJunkie: State Settles SNAP Class Action by Improving Timeliness
3.15.17 Hartford Business Journal: Report Reaffirms Physician Shortage, Highlights “Looming Crisis” in CT
3.13.17 CT Health I-Team: Risk of Death in Connecticut Linked to Where You Live
3.13.17 CT NewsJunkie: Advocacy Group Asks Lawmakers to Consider Taxing Sugary Beverages
3.9.17 Fairfield County Business Journal: With Opioid-Related Deaths on the Rise, Nonprofits Redouble Education Efforts
3.9.17 Meriden Record-Journal: Bill to Automatically Enroll Residents as Organ Donors Draws Criticism
3.8.17 CT By The Numbers: Disparities Evident as Fairfield County Considers its Community Well-Being
3.5.17 CT By The Numbers: CT Ranks 5th Among Dental Health
3.2.17 CT NewsJunkie: Eye Doctors Worry About New Apps, Ocular Telemedicine
3.1.17 CT NewsJunkie: Analysis – A City-Wide Health Check-Up, Neighborhood by Neighborhood
2.27.17 Hartford Business Journal: Doctors Push Value-Based Contracts, Education
2.27.17 CT NewsJunkie: Accidental Drug Overdoses Increase 25% in Connecticut 

Health Insurance/Health Reform News
3.24.17 Kaiser Health News: Late Move to Dump Essential Health Benefits Could Strand Chronically Ill
3.23.17 CT Mirror: As GOP Health Care Plan Falters, CT Dems Watch and Wait
3.23.17 CT Mirror: GOP Legislative Leaders Urge Delay on Obamacare Replacement
3.17.17 Fairfield County Business Journal: Will Replacing Obamacare Help or Hurt CT Businesses?
3.14.17 CT Mirror: Analysis – GOP Obamacare Replacement Plan Could Cost $89M to $539M
3.12.17 CT Mirror: Anthem Uncertain it will Continue in CT’s Individual Market Next Year
3.8.17 Trend CT: American Health Care Act – Who Gains and Loses in CT?
3.8.17 CT Mirror: What the GOP Obamacare Replacement Bill Means for You and CT
3.6.17 CT NewsJunkie: Lawmakers Seek to Clear Up Confusion Over 3D Mammography
2.28.17 CT Mirror: 2018 Exchange Plans Could Cover Fewer Hospitals, Doctors, Drugs
2.26.17 CT Mirror: Malloy – GOP’s Plans to Replace ACA a “Moving Disaster”
2.26.17 CT Mirror: Kevin Counihan on ACA – “Whatever Happens, Trump is Going to Own This”
2.24.17 Kaiser Health News: Threat of Obamacare Repeal Leaves Health Centers in Limbo 

National/Other Health News
3.23.17 CT NewsJunkie: CT’s Antipoverty Agencies Would Be Devastated by Trump Budget
3.17.17 NY Times: Cholesterol-Slashing Drug Can Protect High-Risk Heart Patients, Study Finds
3.16.17 Hartford Courant: Senators Propose Fee on Opioids to Help Fund Treatment
3.8.17 NY Times: Surgery or Drugs? Doctors’ Pay May Influence Choice
3.8.17 Governing: The Road to Value in Health Care
3.7.17 NY Times: A Diet for Lead Poisoning? It Probably Doesn’t Work
3.6.17 CT By The Numbers: Healthy Eating Not So Great Among Children; Community Can Help
3.3.17 Kaiser Health News: For New Medicaid Patients, the Doctor is In – But You May Have to Wait
3.2.17 Kaiser Health News: Lost in Translation – When Parents and Pediatricians Don’t Speak the Same Language
3.2.17 Kaiser Health News: Spike in Syphilis Among Newborns Driven by Broader Epidemic
3.2.17 NPR: Some Melanoma Survivors Are Still Getting Too Much Sun Exposure
3.1.17 NPR: Birth Control Failure Rate is Dropping
3.1.17 NPR: Targeting the Immune System May Help Eczema