Publications



2019 HUSKY Eligibility Manual

Publication Date: September 26th, 2019 • Health & Housing
Authors: Karen Siegel, M.P.H.

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The HUSKY Eligibility Manual for children and families is a tool created by ‘Covering Connecticut’s Kids and Families’, a state-wide coalition of organizations enrolling Connecticut families in the HUSKY program since 1999. It is designed to serve as a reference for advocates, providers, outreach workers, and community-based organizations who work with families.

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2019 Legislative Session Review

Publication Date: July 18th, 2019 • Education, Fiscal & Economics, Health & Housing, Rights & Justice
Authors: Lauren Ruth, Ph.D., Karen Siegel, M.P.H., Ellen Scalettar, J.D., Susana Barragan, & Jessica Nelson

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While the status quo state budget plan approved by policymakers did not offer many bold new investments in children and families, other policy changes approved during this year’s legislative

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Impact of the Final FY 2020-2021 Budget on Children and Families

Publication Date: July 2nd, 2019 • Education, Fiscal & Economics, Health & Housing, Rights & Justice
Authors: Ellen Scalettar, J.D.; Lauren Ruth, Ph.D.; Karen Siegel, M.P.H; Sharon Langer, J.D.

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The state’s final biennial budget for Fiscal Years 2020 and 2021 could be characterized as a status quo budget.

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HUSKY Health for Children and Families in Connecticut

Publication Date: May 14th, 2019 • Health & Housing

This series of fact sheets explains how Connecticut’s HUSKY Health programs benefit a wide range of the state’s residents.

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Impact of the FY 2020-2021 Appropriations and Finance Committee Budget and Revenue Proposals on Children and Families

Publication Date: May 3rd, 2019 • Education, Fiscal & Economics, Health & Housing, Rights & Justice
Authors: Jamie Mills, J.D., Lauren Ruth, Ph.D., Karen Siegel, M.P.H., Wendy Waithe Simmons, Ph.D., Camara Stokes Hudson, Jessica Nelson, and Sharon Langer, J.D.

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While the state budget proposals by the General Assembly protect many programs that serve children and families from budget cuts, rigid and counterproductive budget rules are starving schools, infr

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Impact of the Governor’s FY 2020-2021 Budget on Children and Families

Publication Date: March 12th, 2019 • Education, Fiscal & Economics, Health & Housing, Rights & Justice
Authors: Rachel Silbermann. Ph.D., Jamie Mills, J.D., Lauren Ruth, Ph.D., Karen Siegel, M.P.H., Wendy Waithe Simmons, Ph.D., Camara Stokes Hudson, Jessica Nelson, and Sharon Langer, J.D.

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Connecticut’s long-term fiscal health and economic growth depend on policies that improve equity and support our most vulnerable families and children.

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Declining Health Insurance Coverage and Stagnant Incomes in Connecticut: Latest Data from the American Community Survey

Publication Date: October 3rd, 2018 • Fiscal & Economics, Health & Housing
Authors: Rachel Silbermann, Ph.D., Karen Siegel, M. P. H.

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In this report, we analyze the US Census Bureau released 2017 data from the American Community Survey (ACS), the Census Bureau’s most detailed look at income, health insurance, poverty, and o

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Candidate Briefing Book – 2018

Publication Date: July 24th, 2018 • Education, Fiscal & Economics, Health & Housing, Rights & Justice
Authors: Connecticut Voices for Children’s Staff

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The Candidate Briefing Book provides an overview of the challenges the state faces and a roadmap for voters and policymakers to move forward.

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2018 Legislative Session Review

Publication Date: June 29th, 2018 • Education, Fiscal & Economics, Health & Housing, Rights & Justice
Authors: Connecticut Voices for Children’s Staff

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During the 2018 legislative session, Connecticut Voices for Children raised a powerful voice at the Capitol, advocating for the research-based policies and best practices that will enable every chi

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HUSKY A for Parents and Caregivers: Restoring Health Coverage for Families

Publication Date: April 12th, 2018 • Health & Housing
Authors: Karen Siegel

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In 2015, Connecticut reduced the income eligibility limits for parents and caregivers enrolled in HUSKY A (Connecticut’s Medicaid program for children and their relative caretakers) from 201%

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