Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman expressed frustration Tuesday at the drawn-out negotiations between Hartford HealthCare and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield that have left tens of thousands of patients facing sharply higher medical costs.
“We’re asking both sides to sit in a room together and work this out,” Wyman said at a meeting of the Healthcare Cabinet, an advisory panel. “This is not good for the insurance company, the hospital and most of all it’s not good for the people of Connecticut.”
Hartford HealthCare and Anthem failed to reach agreement on a three-year contract by the Sept. 30 deadline.
As a result, tens of thousands of patients are classified as out-of-network and...