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Community Health Workers Fill Gaps In Connecticut And Look To Solidify Their Roles

CAFCA | April 10, 2019 |

One by one, people bundled up in long coats, hats and scarves made their way down into the basement of the Center Church Parish House in New Haven on a Wednesday afternoon. Some carried boxes and carts, which they filled with produce and other food items they got from the Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen’s pantry services. While they waited, Katia Astudillo went from person to person in line, making sure they got what they needed.

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In rural areas, access to health services increasingly challenging

CAFCA | November 16, 2017 |

Connecticut’s rural residents die at higher rates than their city and suburban counterparts and a large percentage of those deaths may be preventable if better public health programs or better access to health care services were available, according to the latest data from the National Center for Health Statistics.

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Congress under deadline pressure to renew health plan for 17,000 CT children

CAFCA | August 29, 2017 |

When Congress returns for its break next week it will decide whether to renew a health care program that covers 17,000 Connecticut children under 19. If it doesn’t, Connecticut will be among the first states to feel the impact. The Children’s Health Insurance Program, known as CHIP, is funded largely through federal dollars, with a smaller contribution – 12 percent — by the state. It covers children whose families earn too much money to qualify for Medicaid, providing health care for children for families of four earning up to $79,458 a year.

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State Must Keep Health Care Assistance

CAFCA | October 02, 2014 |

Connecticut, along with the nation, is heading into the Affordable Care Act's second open enrollment period starting Nov. 15. What's troubling is that our state has no public plan for linking consumers with the in-person assistance that was available a year ago.

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