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August 19, 2014

OP-ED | Washington’s Cynical Misinformation Game

by Wendell Potter | August 19, 2014 5:30am

Distortion Now A Standard Part Of Political Discourse On Health Care

In most of our country’s major institutions, we have little tolerance for cheating and lying. Whether it’s the court system, schools, businesses, even our sports teams, we impose stiff sanctions against those who deceive us to gain some advantage.

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August 8, 2014

OP-ED | Doesn’t ‘Truth in Advertising’ Apply to Health Insurance Companies?

by Sarah Darer Littman | August 8, 2014 8:00am

Last year, I was one of the many small business owners and sole proprietors who had their health insurance cancelled, as the big insurers used the specter of approaching health care reform to clear their rolls. My brother and my boyfriend, also self-employed, were in the same boat.

I started looking for new insurance on Connecticut’s health insurance exchange, Access Health CT, but once I realized I wasn’t going to qualify for a subsidy, I decided to buy my insurance on the private market, because there were more options available.

After looking at various available plans, I decided to go with ConnectiCare, because I could get a plan that was comparable to my previous insurance coverage, and offered dental, which my previous insurance didn’t.

Before I signed up, I checked two things carefully: that my current doctors were in-network, and that all my current medications were listed in the formulary as being covered.

Everything checked out, so I bought the insurance.

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August 7, 2014

Executives: Connecticut Economy Still Lagging

by Staff Report | August 7, 2014 11:53am

CTNJ file photo A quarterly survey of business executives by the Connecticut Business and Industry Association found that 84 percent expect business conditions for their companies to improve or remain the same over the next three months.

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July 25, 2014

OP-ED | Hartford Ballpark: Good for Region, Bad for City?

by Susan Bigelow | July 25, 2014 11:00am

Hartford may not get that stadium after all, thanks to a bumbling city government and fierce opposition from residents. This might be a good thing for the city, even though it’s a loss for the region.

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July 21, 2014

OP-ED | All Eyes On England

by Valerie Dugan | July 21, 2014 10:00am

With a huge percentage of Connecticut’s economy dependent upon the defense and aerospace industries, all eyes turned toward England over the past week.

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July 17, 2014

State Posts Job Gains In June

by Christine Stuart | July 17, 2014 2:18pm

The state, according to the Department of Labor, added 1,700 jobs in June and revised its job gains in May up from 5,800 to 6,000.

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July 11, 2014

Hartford Taxpayers Won’t Be Completely On The Hook For The New Stadium

by Christine Stuart | July 11, 2014 2:03pm

Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra backed away from plans Friday to have Hartford taxpayers build a $60 million minor league baseball stadium for the Rock Cats.

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July 4, 2014

OP-ED | Rock Cats Move To Hartford Tainted By Secrecy And Incompetence

by Terry D. Cowgill | July 4, 2014 5:30am

Distressed municipalities will often turn to anything they think will help with economic development.

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June 30, 2014

What Does Supreme Court’s Personal Home Care Worker Decision Mean for Connecticut?

by Hugh McQuaid | June 30, 2014 5:42pm

CTNJ file photo In a ruling that could impact Connecticut’s unions, the U.S. Supreme Court found Monday that personal care attendants in Illinois are not “full-fledged” state employees and can’t be compelled to pay public sector union dues.

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June 26, 2014

Healthcare Panelists Discuss Need for Industry to Adapt Or Go the Way of Kodak

by Nancy Guenther Chapman | June 26, 2014 8:30am

Nancy Guenther Chapman / ctnewsjunkie NORWALK — A book urging sick people to question hospital protocols is a factor in the move to reform health care sooner rather than later, Dr. Ryan O’Connell said Wednesday. Patients simply knowing where to go for treatment is another factor, he said.

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