Do we know the scale of hospital language barriers?

We don’t know when — or how — each hospital provides interpreter services. Without this data, community members, community organizations, advocates and hospitals have few resources to assess and improve language access. It makes it difficult to craft strong policy to reduce health disparities.

40% of Connecticut babies are born on Medicaid

Four out of 10 babies born in Connecticut are covered by HUSKY, the state’s Medicaid program for low-income residents. But in some cities, that number is as high as three-quarters. Statewide, 458,674 people were covered by HUSKY A, the portion of the Medicaid program that covers children and their parents.