Here are some items of interest being talked about elsewhere in Connecticut:
Connecticut energy costs are third highest in the U.S., analysis finds: The only states in the nation with higher monthly energy bills for consumers are Mississippi and Hawaii. Connecticut is ranked as the third-most energy expensive state in the country, according to a new analysis by WalletHub.
‘Medical homes’ improve quality, lower costs, but challenges remain: The use of nationally certified medical homes to coordinate the care of Connecticut’s Medicaid patients has led to improved quality, a 2 percent cut in per person costs, and a 32 percent increase in the number of participating providers during an 18-month period. That’s good news for those behind the state’s plan to jumpstart the medical home movement in Connecticut with an expanded program that would assist all practices – not just those that accept Medicaid patients – working to become medical homes.
CT’s 4th Congressional District ranks 5th in U.S. for income inequality: Connecticut’s 4th Congressional district, centered in Fairfield County, has been ranked as the district with the 5th-highest level income inequity in the nation. Whose No. 1? New York’s 10th, including the Upper West Side of Manhattan, the west side of Lower Manhattan including Greenwich Village and the Financial District and parts of Brooklyn, including Borough Park.