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 
4.19.17 FOX 61: Community Fights Back Against Medicaid Cuts (feat. CHS)
4.13.17 WTNH: New Haven Hosts Health Fair for the Homeless (feat. CS-Hill)
4.8.17 CT Post: Health Experts, Advocates Still Tense About Health Reform (feat. Southwest)
4.3.17 MedPage Today: Improving Care for LGBT Community (feat. D. Olson, Fair Haven)
4.3.17 WDRC: Talk of CT Interview on ACA Repeal/Replacement Efforts (feat. D. Polun)
4.2.17 CT Health I-Team: Women at Higher Risk for Opioid Addiction, Face Treatment Barriers (feat. Wheeler Clinic)
3.30.17 CT Mirror: Early Intervention is the Key – Identifying Trauma in Young Children (feat. Wheeler Clinic)
3.27.17 WTNH: American Cancer Society Awards Dr. Suzanne Lagarde with New England Volunteer Award
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) 

State Health News
4.19.17 Hartford Business Journal: Malta House’s Hartford Health Coach Program Nets $150,000 Donation
4.17.17 CT NewsJunkie Op-Ed: Connecticut Has Trust Issues When it Comes to Health Policy
4.13.17 News Times: Danbury Hospital Gets $4.5 Million Grant to Connect Patients to Social Services
4.13.17 Hartford Business Journal: Hospitals, Insurers Grapple with Affordability Puzzle
4.13.17 Hartford Business Journal: Report – CT Low in CDC Health Funding
4.10.17 CT Health I-Team: Medicaid Offers Birth Control Right After Delivery
4.5.17 CT Mirror: CT Hospitals Rally to Block Tax Hikes
3.30.17 CT NewsJunkie Op-Ed: 30 Minutes to Protect Your Eyes
3.29.17 CT NewsJunki Op-Ed: CT Should Not Restrict the Development of Ocular Telemedicine
3.29.17 Hartford Business Journal: CT State Medical Society Teams on Health Information Network
3.29.17 Hartford Business Journal: Hartford Hospitals Report Better Year in Fiscal 2016
3.28.17 Fairfield County Business Journal: NY & CT Score Low in Best Places to Practice Medicine Study
3.27.17 CT Mirror: Sick After Hours? How to Navigate Your Health Care Options
3.24.17 Hartford Business Journal: CT Hospitals Investing Big in New Patient-Centered Facilities
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 

Health Insurance/Health Reform News
4.21.17 CT Health I-Team: Medicaid, ACA Uncertainty Threaten Success of Ex-Offenders’ Health Care Programs
4.20.17 CT Mirror: House GOP Plans Health Care Bill Showdown Next Week
4.6.17 CT Mirror: Aetna to Quit Iowa’s ACA Exchange, May Leave All Others
4.4.17 CT Mirror: Insurers Lobbying to Keep ACA Payments the GOP Hates
3.29.17 Governing: Failed Health Bill Fuels New Momentum for Expanding Medicaid
3.28.17 CT Mirror: As Costs Rise, Will Narrow Networks Catch on in CT?
3.27.17 Hartford Business Journal: Higher Rates Lead to Health Plan Market Share Struggle
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 

National/Other Health News
4.21.17 Kaiser Health News: For Doctors, A Clamp Down on Visas Could Have an Uneven Effect in the US
4.21.17 Modern Healthcare: Tougher Immigration Enforcement Taking a Toll on Health Care
4.20.17 NY Times: FDA Strengthens Warnings for Painkillers for Children
4.13.17 NY Times: Trumps Signs Law Taking Aim at Planned Parenthood
4.13.17 NY Times: A Transgender Learning Gap in the Emergency Room
4.13.17 NY Times: How Behavioral Economics Can Produce Better Health Care
3.30.17 NY Times: Healthy Gums May Signal a Longer Life
3.29.17 NY Times: More Women With Breast Cancer Opt to Remove Healthy Breast
3.28.17 Kaiser Health News: New Vaccine Recommendation Cuts Number of HPV Shots Needed
3.23.17 CT NewsJunkie: CT’s Antipoverty Agencies Would Be Devastated by Trump Budget