I know you’re looking for the answer to your questions.
I’m here to answer them.
The cost of health care is rising.
And it’s growing fast.
The total cost of care in Connecticut for all residents is now $10,634 per person.
That’s more than double what it was in 2006.
And that’s a trend that’s accelerating.
We’ve been adding more doctors and hospitals, but that also means we’re spending more money on healthcare, said Dr. Mark T. Cohen, president of the Connecticut Hospital Association, a nonprofit that represents hospital leaders.
The problem is that we don’t have enough doctors and we don’st have enough nurses.
We also don’t know how to pay for all the things that we have to do to care for our people, and that means we don’ t have enough resources to keep up with the growth.
And we have a growing gap between our costs and our resources.
And there’s no one-size-fits-all answer.
We need to pay more to treat our sicker and sicker people, but we also need to be able to provide the care that we need, said Cohen.
But the state has made some good choices.
We have a state-of-the-art medical system and we have an innovative and innovative workforce.
We’re working to create a new kind of hospital that’s much more like the rest of the nation’s hospitals, and we’re going to do that with a lot of resources, said Terence T. O’Donnell, president and CEO of CTU, the state’s largest union.
I can’t speak for the other unions, but I think we’re very focused on the health care that’s going to keep our people healthy, said O’Brien.
But I think it’s also very clear that the rate of increase in costs is going to continue to be the driving force for the next generation of health reform, and I think that’s why you have people coming in.
They want to get in the game.
I want to keep people out of it, said Conn.
Dannel Malloy, who was elected last November, said this is a time to look at what’s really going on, and he said that while the state should be doing more to attract and keep new workers, the health system is going through a real crisis.
We are at a point in our history where we are going to need to do a lot more to keep the system competitive, Malloy said.
The state has been making some progress in reducing the cost of healthcare, but it is still far higher than other states.
In 2018, Connecticut’s total health spending was $2,829 per person, more than four times the national average.
That means we spent $3,908 per person on healthcare and $2.2 trillion more on other programs and services than the next highest-spending state, New York.
We rank 11th in the nation for health spending per capita, behind only Maryland, North Carolina and Virginia.
But Connecticut is not the only state grappling with its health costs.
For the first time, we are the only U.S. state with the nation and the world’s highest rate of pre-existing medical conditions.
For some residents, that’s because they’re too sick to get their insurance, and for others, they’re just too old to get the care they need.
The costs are getting out of control for many residents, and many of them have been left to pick up the pieces.
But in the meantime, we can’t afford to let them fall through the cracks, said Malloy.
That was the message from Connecticut’s first-term governor.
This isn’t a time for excuses.
It’s a time of action.
It is a moment to show we are serious about protecting our citizens from the devastating effects of this epidemic.
And I want the rest