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The Connecticut Healthcare Affordability Index: What it is and how it works

Health care costs are among the top challenges individuals, families, businesses, and governments face. Figuring out what to do about these costs is complicated.

A new tool, the Connecticut Healthcare Affordability Index, or CHAI, aims to give policymakers and others a better handle on the challenges faced by Connecticut households – and how potential policy changes could help.

The CHAI was developed by the Connecticut Office of Health Strategy and the Office of the State Comptroller, with research by the Center for Women’s Welfare at the University of Washington School of Social Work. The project was supported by grants from the Connecticut Health Foundation and Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut.

This resource explains what the CHAI is, how it works, and the findings so far.

Authors: Arielle Levin Becker and Jill Zorn