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Month: October 2015

Kevin Counihan, Marketplace CEO of Healthcare.gov

Kevin Counihan, Marketplace CEO of Healthcare.gov

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Kevin Counihan, Marketplace CEO of Healthcare.gov, the online Federal health insurance marketplace. Mr. Counihan discusses changes to the online portal aimed at making the shopping experience more user-friendly, additional consumer protections for those purchasing insurance online, as well as goals for helping more uninsured Americans to gain coverage.

Happy #Ameriday

Happy #Ameriday

Friday, October 16, 2015, was a memorable day across America. It was a day of pride and honor as 75,000 men and women raised their right hands and recited a pledge to “get things done for America—to make our people safer, smarter, and healthier”, and officially become the 2015-2016 AmeriCorps Class. In the early afternoon in Hartford, hundreds of young people from various AmeriCorps programs across the state gathered to listen to keynote speaker, Brittney Yancy, a professor at the…

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Raymond Hurd, CMS Regional Administrator

Raymond Hurd, CMS Regional Administrator

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Raymond Hurd, Regional Administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on the Medicare Open Enrollment period. He discusses the expanded number of plans available to seniors and also warns of the threat of fraud and scams that impact the Medicare population.

Dr. Mollyann Brodie, Executive Director of Public Opinion Research, Kaiser Family Foundation

Dr. Mollyann Brodie, Executive Director of Public Opinion Research, Kaiser Family Foundation

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Mollyann Brodie, Sr. Vice President of Executive Operations and Executive Director of Public Opinion Research at the Kaiser Family Foundation, where she oversees the non-profit’s public polling efforts. Dr. Brodie conducts the Foundation’s monthly tracking poll which charts the mood of the nation on a variety of health policies and provides unbiased polling data for policy makers. This is our 300th Show!  Congratulations Mark and Margaret!

Dr. Georges Benjamin, Executive Director of the American Public Health Association

Dr. Georges Benjamin, Executive Director of the American Public Health Association

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Georges Benjamin, Executive Director of the American Public Health Association on the need to support federal polices that serve to protect population health in the communities where people live.

Maria Lorenzo receives Catherine Kennedy Award for Excellence from AIDS-CT

Maria Lorenzo receives Catherine Kennedy Award for Excellence from AIDS-CT

Today, at the AIDS CT Annual Meeting, Maria Lorenzo, a case worker for our Oasis Wellness Center, was recognized with the Catherine Kennedy Award for Staff Excellence.  This award is given for excellence in the HIV field.  Maria was recognized for her years of service, unwavering commitment to our patients, dedication to CHC, and the joy and love with which she always does her job. She goes above and beyond what is expected of her on a daily basis.   Congratulations,…

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