Publications

Results: displaying 11 - 18 of 18 total publications.

Brief

Ensuring Continuous Coverage for HUSKY Parents: Lessons & Strategies from Rhode Island

This case study reports key outcomes, lessons, and strategies from Rhode Island’s experience rolling back Medicaid eligibility for parents in 2014. The lessons and strategies can inform Connecticut’s efforts to keep HUSKY Parents with incomes between 156 percent and 201 percent of the Federal Poverty Level covered by other HUSKY programs and commercial health insurance through Access Health CT when Connecticut’s eligibility rollback begins taking effect August 2015. Read More


ACA, Medicaid, Policy & Advocacy

Brief

How Proposed HUSKY Cuts Will Harm Low-Income Families

This brief reports key findings of an analysis commissioned by the Connecticut Health Foundation to examine the potential impact of changes in eligibility requirements for low-income HUSKY A parents with family incomes between 138 – 201 percent of the federal poverty level. Read More


ACA, Medicaid, Policy & Advocacy

Brief

Improving Children’s Oral Health by Crossing the Medical-Dental Divide

This brief reports key findings of an analysis to explore options for increasing dental care for young children, increasing involvement of medical primary care providers (PCPs), and securing the triple aim of improved patient outcomes at lower cost with improved population health. Read More


Medicaid, Oral Health

Brief, Report

Consequences of Proposed Eligibility Reduction of HUSKY A Parents

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy’s 2014-2015 biennial budget proposal to reduce HUSKY A parent eligibility may adversely affect an estimated 37,500 low-income working adults with children and could lead to thousands of newly uninsured residents. Read More


Health Equity, Medicaid

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Impact of Increased Dental Reimbursement Rates on Husky A-Insured Children: 2006 – 2011

In 2001, it was reported that 71% of Connecticut children enrolled in HUSKY A (Healthcare for UninSured Kids and Youth), the state’s Medicaid program for low-income families, received no dental visit. But in 2010, Connecticut rated an “A” for improving children’s dental health over a 10-year period. Here’s what changed. Read More


Medicaid, Oral Health

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Advancing Health Equity Through Medical Homes

Medical homes will customize and improve care by making sure that doctors know their patients well, have access to their patients’ medical histories and records, and can share information in ways that will enable patients to take better care of themselves. Read More


Health Equity

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Understanding the Connecticut Dental Medicaid Reform Proposal: State Options in Contracting Dental Care in Medicaid

In 2003, the Connecticut Health Foundation prepared this policy brief to examine the multiple options states have for arranging dental services in their Medicaid programs. Experience across the nation suggests that options in program administration, in and of themselves, hold little promise of improving access. For states, each decision – whether or not to contract to man- aged care, carve dental in or out, put contractors at risk, or engage single or multiple vendors – has its benefits and advantages. Read More


Medicaid, Oral Health, Policy & Advocacy

Brief