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Connecticut officials to launch medical cost comparison tool

HARTFORD — Connecticut officials re launching a new health care cost estimator tool. The Connecticut Office of Health Strategy has planned an event for Tu...
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HARTFORD — Connecticut officials re launching a new health care cost estimator tool.

The Connecticut Office of Health Strategy has planned an event for Tuesday. The new cost estimator will be on the Healthscore CT website , which the office developed to give people free resources to make informed health care choices and policy decisions.

The tool was designed to help residents compare what different health care providers charge for the same procedure. It’s part of the health strategy office’s effort to make cost and health care quality information more transparent and encourage providers to improve quality.

Democratic Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz and state lawmakers plan to attend Tuesday’s event at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford.