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Governor Signs Executive Orders to Reduce Health Care Costs in Connecticut

Gov. Ned Lamont recently announced that he has signed two executive orders that will address health-care costs, primary care spending, and quality of care for individuals, businesses and state government. The orders direct the Office of Health Strategy to establish statewide health-care cost growth and quality benchmarks and a primary care spending target, and the Department of Social Services to improve public transparency of Medicaid costs and quality. Similar benchmarks in Massachusetts have saved health-care consumers more than $5 billion since 2013.