2009: Coalition for Children

“Parents’ Experiences with the 2008-2009 HUSKY Network Transition”

for Middlesex Coalition for Children

by Roy Chung, Ari Tolman, Ashley Un, and Liana Woskie


The purpose of this study was to investigate the experiences of HUSKY families following January 2009 changes to the program that required families to choose among three new provider networks.  A team of four Wesleyan University students collaborated with the Middlesex Coalition for Children to examine the effects of this most recent transition in the program on parents’ satisfaction with their new plans and services, access and use of healthcare for their children, and general opinions about their experiences navigating the HUSKY program.