“Before lawmakers demand one more cent from Connecticut’s taxpayers… we respectfully ask them first to ensure that they’re spending the money we’ve already entrusted to them wisely.”

-Carol Platt Liebau, President of Yankee Institute at May Press Briefing at the Capitol

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Contract dispute between Hartford HealthCare and Anthem draws ire of state employee unions

Connecticut state employees will have to pay more in order to continue using Hartford HealthCare’s network of doctors and health facilities – including Hartford Hospital – due to an ongoing contract dispute between the Hartford Healthcare and insurance giant Anthem.

Anthem is one of two insurance companies that cover Connecticut state employees. However, state employees enrolled in Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield now have to pay out-of-network rates to be treated at Hartford HealthCare’s facilities.

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