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August 27, 2015

Blumenthal Calls on Insurance Companies to Help Smokers Quit

by Elizabeth Regan | August 27, 2015 5:30am

Elizabeth Regan photo People who purchased health insurance through the state healthcare exchange and who want to quit smoking are entitled to free medications and services — even if their insurer doesn’t appear to want them to know about it.

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August 18, 2015

Blumenthal to Coca-Cola: ‘The World Is Watching’

by Madeline Stocker | August 18, 2015 7:00pm

Madeline Stocker photo After the Coca-Cola company offered what they described as a “scientific” answer to the age-old weight loss question, health officials across the country accused them of sugar-coating their research.

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August 17, 2015

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Blumenthal Wants Companies to Disclose Anti-Slavery Efforts

by Jordan Fenster | August 17, 2015 5:30am

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Apple and other companies whose products are made using forced child labor would be required by law to detail the efforts they have in place to halt such practices, if Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal gets his way.

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July 9, 2015

Connecticut to Congress: Don’t Infringe On Our Jurisdiction

by Cara Rosner | July 9, 2015 5:30am

CTNJ file photo As Congress considers enacting a national law regarding data-breach notifications, Connecticut and most other states worry that such a law would potentially infringe on their right to investigate breaches.

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June 25, 2015

As Special Session Looms, More Public Statements Against Corporate Greed

by Elizabeth Regan | June 25, 2015 5:30am

Elizabeth Regan A group of approximately 25 people delivered a message, complete with an invoice for $2.2 billion, to a Hartford Wal-Mart manager Wednesday morning to protest the effect of untaxed corporate assets on the Connecticut economy.

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May 26, 2015

OP-ED | Obamacare Exchanges Help, But Confused Consumers Are Still Spending Too Much

by Wendell Potter | May 26, 2015 9:57pm

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Folks Are Happy With Health Coverage, But Still Confused By Choices

Here’s the good news: 74 percent of people nationwide who enrolled in health insurance plans through the Obamacare exchanges rate their coverage as excellent or good. That’s according to a Kaiser Family Foundation survey released last Thursday.

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May 1, 2015

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Bill Would Ban Corporate Tax Runaways from Federal Contracts

by Jordan Fenster | May 1, 2015 8:00am

A bill has been introduced that would prevent companies that have attempted to avoid taxes by reincorporating overseas from obtaining federal contracts. It’s the second time a measure has been presented to limit the growth in the number of corporate expatriates.

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April 13, 2015

‘Dark Money’ Group Causes Confusion Over Tribal Lending Complaint

by Christine Stuart | April 13, 2015 2:58pm

Christine Stuart photo A conservative group that is not required to disclose its donors is ramping up its campaign against Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the state Banking Department for action it’s taken regarding two tribal lending organizations.

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March 25, 2015

OP-ED | Feds’ War On Health Care Spending Abuse Needs To Include Medicare Advantage

by Wendell Potter | March 25, 2015 12:20am


Obama Administration Bragging About Anti-fraud Efforts, But Center Report Showed Bigger Dollars Are Being Lost Elsewhere

The Obama administration went to great lengths last week to inform us that it recovered $3.3 billion in fraudulent payments to Medicare health care providers in fiscal year 2014. Officials even went so far as to give an advance copy of their report to The Wall Street Journal, which, like the Center for Public Integrity, has been investigating Medicare fraud and abuse.

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February 24, 2015

Lawmakers Seek To Ban Variable Rate Electricity Contracts

by Hugh McQuaid | February 24, 2015 4:44pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo Lawmakers signaled Tuesday they would revisit the controversial third-party electricity supplier market and seek to ban variable rates in residential electricity contracts.

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