As reported by The Hartford Courant, August 8, 2008.

More Hospitals Sign Up for Charter Oak

Five more hospitals have joined the new Charter Oak Health Plan, expanding a provider network that has been criticized by some lawmakers as inadequate.

The newly enrolled hospitals include Yale-New Haven Hospital, Bridgeport Hospital, Greenwich Hospital, Saint Francis Care in Hartford and the University of Connecticut Health Center/John Dempsey Hospital Farmington.

They join the Hospital of Saint Raphael in New Haven and Saint Mary's Hospital in Waterbury.

Gov. M. Jodi Rell's spokesman Chris Cooper says more hospitals and their doctors are expected to sign on with the affordable health insurance program in the coming weeks. More than 7,000 uninsured adults have applied for the health insurance coverage.