January 30, 2015
by Jordan Fenster | January 30, 2015 8:29am
Despite a presidential veto threat, the Republican-controlled Senate voted Thursday in favor of S.1, which approves construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, with no help from Connecticut’s two Democratic senators.
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by Christine Stuart | January 30, 2015 5:30am
Advocates, attorneys, and their clients told the legislature’s Human Services Committee on Thursday that waiting an average of 64 minutes on the phone to speak with a Social Services Department eligibility worker is too long.
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January 27, 2015
by Wendell Potter | January 27, 2015 5:29am
Several million previously uninsured Americans now have coverage because of Obamacare, but it could be argued that the people who have benefited most from the law — at least financially — are the top executives and shareholders of the country’s health insurance companies.
January 25, 2015
by Sarah Paduano | January 25, 2015 3:22pm
U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy are going on offense with the reintroduction of the Women’s Health Protection Act, seeking to put a stop to restrictive laws against women’s health care providers at the state level.
January 23, 2015
by Hugh McQuaid | January 23, 2015 1:24pm
House Speaker Brendan Sharkey had a controversial bill permitting doctors help terminally ill patients end their lives referred to the Judiciary Committee this week rather than the Public Health Committee where it has stalled in previous sessions.
by Susan Bigelow | January 23, 2015 8:29am
January 22, 2015
by Ellen Shemitz | January 22, 2015 6:15pm
I applaud President Obama for his State of the Union remarks this week for at least two reasons. First, he laid out the economic imperative of investing in the health and education of our children. Second, he called for specific policies that will make a concrete difference for children and families today and into the future — nationally and in Connecticut.
January 19, 2015
by Wendell Potter | January 19, 2015 10:30pm
Obamacare Bills Reflect A Narrow Agenda
In coming weeks, we can expect the Republican-controlled Congress to push two Obamacare bills that would hike profits for some businesses. What we can’t expect, from either Republicans or Democrats, unfortunately, is any effort to help families, even those with insurance, to stay out of bankruptcy court because of mounting medical bills.
January 15, 2015
by Christine Stuart | January 15, 2015 4:37pm
by Christine Stuart | January 15, 2015 3:11pm
Connecticut’s health insurance exchange board voted Thursday to create an appeal process for employers whose workers may have erroneously reported that their company plan was not up to federal standards and received coverage and subsidies through the exchange.