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February 20, 2017

Lack of Trust Between Hospitals & Administration Continues

by Christine Stuart | February 20, 2017 12:20pm

Courtesy of CT-N The Connecticut Hospital Association says it doesn’t believe the governor’s proposal to change how hospitals are funded will result in more money for hospitals, even though Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration has included more money for hospitals in its budget.

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February 17, 2017

Lawmakers Renew Debate Over Workers’ Comp Coverage For PTSD

by Jack Kramer | February 17, 2017 5:29am

Courtesy of CTN HARTFORD, CT — Municipal officials told legislators Thursday that towns cannot afford the cost of legislation that would mandate workers’ compensation coverage for cops, firefighters and emergency medical technicians who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of witnessing a death.

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February 16, 2017

Paid FMLA Is Top Priority For Senate Democrats

by Christine Stuart | February 16, 2017 11:30am

ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT—It’s the number one priority of Democratic leadership in the state Senate this year, which gives lawmakers and advocates who support it hope.

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Senator Intercepts Valentine’s Day Message

by Christine Stuart | February 16, 2017 10:29am

ctnewsjunkie WETHERSFIELD, CT—Good jobs, universal access to public education, and ethnic, racial and gender justice are just a few of the things a handful of advocates were asking Sen. Paul Doyle to support Wednesday.

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February 14, 2017

Hartford Gets $2.35M To Fight Opioids

by Jack Kramer | February 14, 2017 4:12pm

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT – Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said his day started Tuesday the way it “has all too often” – by reading the obituary of a young person in his morning newspaper.

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February 10, 2017

Malloy Touts Budget For Intellectual and Developmentally Disabled Population

by Christine Stuart | February 10, 2017 2:22pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s two year, $41.51 billion budget was a mixed bag for the nonprofit community, but seeks to continue to make progress in annualizing funding for the intellectual and developmentally disabled population.

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How The Federal Healthcare Debate Is Shaking Out In Connecticut

by Christine Stuart | February 10, 2017 5:30am

David Orcea via shutterstock There’s nearly $2 billion in federal funds at stake if the Republican Congress and President Donald Trump move forward with some of the health care changes they’re contemplating as replacements for Obamacare.

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February 9, 2017

Connecticut Hospitals Will Fight Malloy’s Tax Proposal

by Christine Stuart | February 9, 2017 5:30am

Courtesy of CTByTheNumbers HARTFORD, CT—The Connecticut Hospital Association panned Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget proposal to allow municipalities to tax acute care hospitals in exchange for what they are promising will be more money.

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February 3, 2017

OP-ED | Legalize Recreational Cannabis Or Become A Flyover State

by Terry Cowgill | February 3, 2017 5:30am

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Connecticut may or may not be the place where the first constitution in history was written (hence our dubious nickname), but it seems like we miss the boat on a whole lot of a range of opportunities.

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January 31, 2017

Home Medical Providers Get 60-Day Delay For New System

by Christine Stuart | January 31, 2017 3:05pm

shutterstock HARTFORD, CT—The 11th hour plea that home medical providers made to the Department of Social Services, and chairs of the Human Services and Appropriations Committee to delay the implementation of a new telephonic and computer-based in-home scheduling, tracking, and billing system was heard.

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