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August 29, 2014

OP-ED | Confronting Evil: Grading Connecticut’s Washington Delegation On ISIS

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.

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July 20, 2014

DeLauro Uses New Report To Push For Paycheck Fairness

by Madeline Stocker | July 20, 2014 1:02pm

A newly-released report contains evidence that closing the gender pay gap would both improve women’s Social Security benefits and strengthen the program’s finances.

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July 17, 2014

Debate On Women’s Health Turns Into A Debate on Connecticut’s Exchange and Religious Freedom

by Christine Stuart | July 17, 2014 5:30am

A Wyoming Senator used his time on the Senate floor Wednesday to pick apart Connecticut’s implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

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July 14, 2014

Blumenthal to Lead Protest of Hobby Lobby

by Christine Stuart | July 14, 2014 5:30am

Later this morning U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and advocates will gather outside the Hobby Lobby in Manchester to call on the company to offer its employees full contraceptive coverage.

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June 23, 2014

OP-ED | Praise For UK-style Health System Vindicates Spurned Nominee

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

Larson Heckled During Social Security Pitch to Hometown Seniors

by Christine Stuart | June 17, 2014 5:30am

Christine Stuart (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

Connecticut Lawmakers Ask Retailers To Ban Guns In Stores

by Hugh McQuaid | June 13, 2014 2:14pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo Citing shootings at stores and restaurants, members of Connecticut’s congressional delegation called upon retailers Friday to ask their customers to leave their guns outside.

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June 11, 2014

Student Loan Refinancing Bill Dies In U.S. Senate

by Hugh McQuaid | June 11, 2014 1:38pm

Hugh McQuaid file photo Legislation pushed by Connecticut’s U.S. senators to allow former college students to refinance their loans failed Wednesday to clear the 60-vote threshold needed to pass the Senate.

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June 10, 2014

Class Action Claims Medicare Benefits Were Denied With ‘Rubber Stamp’

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.

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June 9, 2014

Call Center Operations Modified After Potential Security Breach

by Christine Stuart | June 9, 2014 3:39pm

Christine Stuart photo HARTFORD — Dry erase boards will begin to replace paper at the Access Health CT call center to reduce the chance an employee will leave the office with customers’ personal information.

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