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April 15, 2014

Settlement Would Require State To Hire 35 More Workers

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.

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April 14, 2014

OP-ED | Canada Prime Minister Pushing Free Market Principles For Single-payer System

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.

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April 7, 2014

Blumenthal, Esty Tackle Bubblegum Flavored E-Cigarettes

by Hugh McQuaid | April 7, 2014 3:11pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo 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.

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April 4, 2014

Cafero Questions Health Insurance Exchange Enrollment

by Christine Stuart | April 4, 2014 12:09pm

Josalee Thrift file photo The March 31 deadline for enrolling in Connecticut’s health insurance exchange has come and gone, but not everyone believes it was a success.

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April 3, 2014

Consumer Protection Approves Six Marijuana Dispensaries

by Christine Stuart | April 3, 2014 2:52pm

istockphoto The Consumer Protection Department approved six medical marijuana dispensaries Thursday that will be located in Hartford, Branford, Bridgeport, South Windsor, Uncasville, and Bristol.

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April 1, 2014

197,878 Enrolled Before Midnight

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.

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Disabled Question Department’s Policy on Custom Wheelchairs

by Christine Stuart | April 1, 2014 12:00pm

Christine Stuart photo 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.

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March 31, 2014

Enrollment Surge Seen As Positive

by Christine Stuart | March 31, 2014 10:35pm

Christine Stuart photo The last-minute push to purchase health insurance tested Connecticut’s successful online marketplace Monday.

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OP-ED | GOP Opposition To Obamacare Baffles Former HHS Secretary

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.

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OP-ED | Patent Troll Legislation Could Hurt Innovation

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.

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