April 15, 2014
by Christine Stuart | April 15, 2014 12:00pm
Under a settlement agreement reached last week in a federal lawsuit, the Connecticut General Assembly will be asked to add 35 positions to the Department of Social Services budget to help process Medicaid applications.
Tags: DSA Capital, lawsuit, class action, medicaid, Sheldon Toubman, Roderick Bremby, dh
April 14, 2014
by Wendell Potter | April 14, 2014 12:40pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia — During the year leading up to the 2008 presidential primaries, my insurance industry colleagues and I were working hard to influence the debate on health care reform.
Tags: ealthcare reform in the United States, Health, Health insurance, Social Issues, Government, Health economics, Medicine, United States National Health Care Act, Medicare, Health and Medical and Pharma, Healthcare reform, Healthcare in Canada, Single-payer health care, Publicly funded health care
April 7, 2014
by Hugh McQuaid | April 7, 2014 3:11pm
Accusing electronic cigarette makers of taking their cues from the Joe Camel-era of tobacco marketing, U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty and U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal announced Monday an effort to ban the marketing e-cigarettes to kids.
April 4, 2014
by Christine Stuart | April 4, 2014 12:09pm
April 3, 2014
by Christine Stuart | April 3, 2014 2:52pm
April 1, 2014
by Christine Stuart | April 1, 2014 5:08pm
Connecticut’s health insurance exchange fell just little shy of the 200,000 residents they expected to enroll by midnight Monday.
by Christine Stuart | April 1, 2014 12:00pm
Disabled residents and their advocates appreciated the Social Service Department’s decision to postpone new regulations for determining who qualifies for a customized wheelchair, but they still had concerns about how the current regulations are being applied.
March 31, 2014
by Christine Stuart | March 31, 2014 10:35pm
by Wendell Potter | March 31, 2014 3:00pm
Dr. Louis W. Sullivan, Who Served As HHS Secretary Under President George H.W. Bush, Says Affordable Care Act Resembles Plan Crafted By Republicans In Early 1990s
The Republican leadership’s intense opposition to the Affordable Care Act clearly baffles — and disappoints — one of the party’s most admired figures, former Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Louis W. Sullivan.
Tags: Healthcare reform in the United States, Social Issues, Presidency of Barack Obama, Politics, Government, Medicaid, United States National Health Care Act, Medicare, Health and Medical and Pharma, 111th United States Congress, Health policy, Federal assistance in the United States, Presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Louis W. Sullivan, dh
by Steven B. Levine | March 31, 2014 12:21pm
Acting quickly isn’t always wise especially when you are considering changes to the US patent system. In 2011, swift changes were made with little or no input from the inventor community and we are on the same path again as Congress looks to pass additional reforms.