Healthcare Explained

Healthcare is complicated, in Connecticut and across the US.

Here you’ll find the Basics by topic with more information if you need it.

If we missed what you’re looking for, let us know at the bottom of the page.

The Basics

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Public coverage for lower income people

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Public coverage for seniors and people with disabilities

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Structure of the Healthcare System

How the parts fit together

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Connecticut Healthcare Costs

How high are healthcare costs and where does the money go


Private Insurance

How private insurance works

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Healthcare Coverage

How Connecticut residents are covered for healthcare costs

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Healthcare Reform

Efforts to improve healthcare

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Affordable Care Act

Impact of major reforms

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Health Equity

Ensuring everyone has resources needed to be healthy

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Prescription Drugs

Prices, value, and negotiation

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Healthcare quality needs improvement

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Connecticut hospitals

Hospital functions, performance, and funding

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Healthcare consolidation

Market consolidation prices, causes, and remedies

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Healthcare workforce

Provider numbers, shortages, and action plan

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Evidence in healthcare

Using the best evidence to craft the best healthcare

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Public health

Focused on healthy populations

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Patient Rights

Where to go for help