For decades, Connecticut and other states have used a fee-for-service model to pay for health care: The provider bills for each service, every consult, every procedure, every test, every pill. State Comptroller Kevin Lembo and many others have come to view that system as seriously flawed. It not only contributes to skyrocketing medical costs but also fails to deliver optimum care, Lembo said.
U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, said Sunday evening he has mild symptoms of COVID-19 after testing positive for the disease now surging through Connecticut.
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