What is Susti Net ? Susti Net is a proposal for a new state law that will make high quality, affordable health care available to you regardless of pre-existing conditions, job changes, self-employment, divorce or other c hanges in your life .
Susti Net is available to any Connecticut resident who needs affordable health care.
Susti Net is a public policy proposal for a new state law that will make excellent, affordable health care available to you regardless of pre-existing conditions, job changes, divorce or other c hanges in your life .
Any Connecticut resident who needs it can enroll: People without health coverage, with coverage but can’t afford it, or inadequate coverage through their employers .
Susti Net has the purchasing power to pay doctors and hospitals properly , and to negotiate more affordable prescription programs.
Susti Net’s emphasis on prevention , better management of chronic illnesses and use of electronic medical records all help reduce cost.
A public-private partnership will run Susti Net . A board representing patients , physicians , other health providers , small and large businesses , and organized labor will provide oversight and direction of Susti Net .
Susti Net is overseen by an independent public-private board that reports to the public.
Without Susti Net , the state government will spend over $3 billion on health care . Health care costs will continue to rise faster than wages , more families and businesses will be unable to afford coverage, and the number of people with poor or insufficient coverage will rise .
With Susti Net , which covers everyone , brings spiraling costs under control and saves households and businesses money, the state would spend an additional $950 million on health care in 2014 .
For an investment of $950 million , Connecticut can sustain the good health we need to thrive as a people and economically as a state. Connecticut would also benefit from $800 million in new federal funds.
Small businesses will spend less than they do today to cover their workers. Susti Net controls costs and saves businesses money .
How does Susti Net improve quality & make health care affordable?
It drives down costs by improving how people with chronic illnesses like diabetes, hypertension or asthma are treated. A one-stop “home” for all medical care assists those with chronic conditions to better manage their health .