Report: HUSKY Health Gets High Marks, Could Do More

Public News Service

Connecticut is providing quality health care to more than 330,000 children but could reach more, according to a new report.

The report from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families ranked the state 12th in the nation for the rate of children covered by its HUSKY Health program, which includes Medicaid and CHIP. However, Patricia Baker, president and chief executive of the Connecticut Health Foundation, pointed out that the state lags behind New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island in reaching those who need coverage.

“Eighty-two percent of children living in or near poverty are covered in Medicaid,” she said, “but we have ways to improve the program to make us number one.”

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