Connecticut Medicaid: Don’t mess with what’s working

Don’t mess with what is working. Medicaid is already moving decidedly in the right direction toward paying for value, while improving access to care for a chronically under-served population, saving millions of taxpayer dollars in the process.

Op-Ed (Connecticut)

Sheldon V. Toubman, Kristen Noelle Hatcher
New Haven Register
November 22, 2015

Tags: Health Care

Organizations mentioned/involved: New Haven Legal Assistance Association (CT), Connecticut Legal Services


As legal services attorneys, we are typically advocating to compel an agency to fulfill its obligations to our clients. However, we would be doing a disservice to our clients if we failed torecognize when an agency makes substantial progress which benefits our clients. Such is the case with the Department of Social Services and its delivery of health care under Medicaid (also known as HUSKY), which now covers one in five state residents.