On Monday, December 5, HDI hosted the first Equal Coverage to Care Coalition retreat in downtown Hartford. This daylong meeting brought together community based organizations, state agencies, foundations, and insurers to discuss the changing health reform landscape and the three focus areas for statewide coalition work:
- Health Insurance Literacy
- Health System Navigation
- Health Insurance Simplification
Discussions raised important questions around the potential impact of a changing administration to Connecticut’s health reform efforts and how stakeholders will stay informed. Other needs identified included what data is still necessary to form an accurate picture of where assistance is most needed in local communities. The group ended the day with a list of potential priority areas to discuss further and additional agenda items for their next meeting such as time commitments, funding potential, and coalition goals.