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July 30, 2015

OP-ED | Medicaid Myths Challenged

by Kate McEvoy | July 30, 2015 10:00pm

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the legislation that created the Medicaid program, we would like to share some important facts about Connecticut HUSKY Health (Medicaid).

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OP-ED | Medicare’s 50th: Keep it Strong and Pass it On

by John Brady and Lisa D’Abrosca | July 30, 2015 7:00am

Today is the 50th anniversary of one of our nation’s most successful efforts to lift people out of poverty with the signing of the law creating Medicare. As caregivers, we know firsthand the difference this signature program from President Lyndon B. Johnson’s “Great Society” has made in the lives of older Americans.

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July 27, 2015

Consumers Ask Regulators To Scrutinize Rate Requests

by Christine Stuart | July 27, 2015 4:00pm

Christine Stuart photo A handful of individuals told Insurance Department regulators Monday that the rate increases requested by three health insurance companies were excessive.

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July 23, 2015

Insurance Exchange Enrollment Declines Over Past Few Months

by Christine Stuart | July 23, 2015 5:30am

Access Health CT There are currently 96,966 Connecticut residents enrolled in private plans on Connecticut’s health insurance exchange, but that’s a decrease from the 110,095 who were enrolled at the end of March.

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July 22, 2015

Study Shows Economic Recovery Is Leaving Low-Income Families Behind

by Elizabeth Regan | July 22, 2015 5:30am

CAHS Data released Tuesday by one of the nation’s leading children’s charities reveals that economic recovery is lagging among the lowest income families and, especially in Connecticut, has left behind a disproportionate number of minority children.

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July 21, 2015

Connecticut Caregivers Provide Billions in Unpaid Care

by Madeline Stocker | July 21, 2015 4:06pm

A new report by the American Association of Retired Persons estimates that Connecticut family caregivers provided a cumulative total of $5.93 billion in unpaid care services to their adult loved ones in 2013.

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July 16, 2015

Another Potential Hospital Merger On Horizon

by Christine Stuart | July 16, 2015 4:08pm

day kimball hospital A day after Lawrence & Memorial Hospital announced it was joining the Yale New Haven Healthcare Corporation, Day Kimball Healthcare and Hartford Healthcare announced they were exploring a “strategic partnership that could lead to a formal affiliation.”

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July 9, 2015

Sharkey’s Property Tax Legislation Rides Through in the Budget Implementer

by Christine Stuart | July 9, 2015 2:53pm

Christine Stuart file photo A bill touted by House Speaker Brendan Sharkey that would put student housing and new medical facilities acquired by large hospital networks on the tax rolls for the first time was one of the many concepts buried in a special session budget bill last week.

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July 8, 2015

Commissioner Will Hold Public Hearing On Requests for Insurance Rate Hikes

by Madeline Stocker | July 8, 2015 12:00pm

Christine Stuart file photo Public hearings on potential rate increases for several major Connecticut health insurance companies will be held on July 27, Insurance Commissioner Katharine L. Wade announced Tuesday.

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July 7, 2015

DC NEWS JUNKIE | DeLauro Calls for Stricter Tanning Device Regulations

by Madeline Stocker | July 7, 2015 11:53am

Madeline Stocker photo Two years after Connecticut banned the use of tanning devices for all minors under the age of 17, U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro is pushing to increase the age limit by one year and calling for a national ban.

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