August 29, 2014
by Terry D. Cowgill | August 29, 2014 5:29am
On one of the most crucial foreign policy and national security issues of our time, where do the members of Connecticut’s congressional delegation stand? Unfortunately, it’s not so easy to determine their positions on the menace that is the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). As of early this week, three had barely said anything on the issue while the others have been careful not to step on too many toes.
July 20, 2014
by Madeline Stocker | July 20, 2014 1:02pm
July 17, 2014
by Christine Stuart | July 17, 2014 5:30am
July 14, 2014
by Christine Stuart | July 14, 2014 5:30am
June 23, 2014
by Wendell Potter | June 23, 2014 4:34pm
Former Medicare-Medicaid Chief Is A Fan Of Single-Payer Option
In April 2010, President Barack Obama nominated Donald Berwick, a widely respected physician and health policy expert, to lead the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Despite having broad support among other health care leaders and a long history of patient advocacy, most Republican senators were adamantly opposed to having Berwick in charge of one of the country’s largest government agencies.
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June 17, 2014
by Christine Stuart | June 17, 2014 5:30am
(UPDATED 1:15 p.m. Tuesday) It took years for U.S. Rep. John B. Larson to formulate his proposal to strengthen Social Security, but the rollout of the legislation at a senior center in his hometown of East Hartford on Monday didn’t necessarily go as planned.
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June 13, 2014
by Hugh McQuaid | June 13, 2014 2:14pm
June 11, 2014
by Hugh McQuaid | June 11, 2014 1:38pm
June 10, 2014
by Christine Stuart | June 10, 2014 12:28pm
The Center for Medicare Advocacy claims in a federal lawsuit that U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius denied its clients a meaningful review of their Medicare claims during the first two levels of appeal.
June 9, 2014
by Christine Stuart | June 9, 2014 3:39pm