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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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Blumenthal, Malloy Express Outrage Over Bridge Malfunction

by Christine Stuart | June 9, 2014 11:58am

Photo by NancyonNorwalk.com (Updated 4:35 p.m.) U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy expressed outrage over the malfunctioning 118-year-old Walk Bridge in Norwalk that delayed commuters at least twice in the past two weeks.

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