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December 11, 2017

Substance Abuse Treatment Provider Pays Settlement

by Jack Kramer | December 11, 2017 5:30am

APT Foundation website HARTFORD, CT — APT Foundation and its chief executive officer agreed to pay $883,859 to the state and federal government to resolve allegations that it double billed Connecticut’s Medicaid program, according to government press releases.

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December 8, 2017

Sex Harassment Rocks Congress; Gov’t Shutdown Averted For Now; Gun Safety Fight to Continue

by Peter Urban | December 8, 2017 12:38pm

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In a week that saw the #MeToo “Silence Breakers” recognized as Time Magazine’s Person of the Year, three members of Congress announced their resignations after each had been accused of inappropriate sexual behavior in the past.

Most notably was Minnesota Senator Al Franken, who announced his decision to resign Thursday on the Senate floor.

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December 6, 2017

Medicare Savings Program Changes Put On Hold

by Christine Stuart | December 6, 2017 11:30am

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 2:37 p.m.) The 113,000 seniors and disabled who would be impacted by eligibility reductions to the Medicare Savings Program may be getting a two-month reprieve.

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Lembo Seeks To Block Use of ‘Expensive Specialty Drugs’

by Christine Stuart | December 6, 2017 5:30am

shutterstock HARTFORD, CT — As the administrator of the state employees health insurance plan, State Comptroller Kevin Lembo is taking steps to try and block the use of “outrageously expensive specialty drugs.”

Lembo said a review of pharmacy practices confirmed that the vast majority of prescriptions dispensed by two Connecticut pharmacies through the state health plan are for drugs manufactured by just one single drug manufacturer, Horizon Pharma.

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December 1, 2017

Health Insurance Enrollment On Pace To Match Last Year’s Numbers

by Christine Stuart | December 1, 2017 11:37am

HARTFORD, CT — Despite a shorter enrollment period, or maybe in spite of that deadline, enrollment in Connecticut’s health insurance exchange is more than 90,000 with 21 more days to go.

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November 29, 2017

Legislative Leaders Want To Save Health Care Program for Elderly and Disabled

by Christine Stuart | November 29, 2017 3:22pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Legislative leaders said they’ve heard the concerns of the 113,000 elderly and disabled who would lose all or part of their health coverage under the two-year budget they recently adopted and they want to return before Jan. 1, 2018 to find the funding.

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November 27, 2017

Malloy Touts Investment In Arkansas-Based Company

by Christine Stuart | November 27, 2017 3:10pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie WINDSOR, CT — Arkansas-based SCA Pharmaceuticals opened its new location in Windsor last week and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal visited the facility Monday to help cut the ribbon and make it official.

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November 22, 2017

Malloy Again Questions General Assembly’s Budget Legislation

by Christine Stuart | November 22, 2017 12:31pm

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed the technical changes to the budget that the General Assembly passed last week, but his signature came with a warning letter.

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November 18, 2017

Hartford Healthcare, Anthem Reach Deal

by Christine Stuart | November 18, 2017 7:50am

Jonathan Weiss via shutterstock HARTFORD, CT — After a seven-week impasse and calls for mediation, Hartford Healthcare and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield reached a three-year deal early Saturday morning.

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November 16, 2017

Calls for Mediation Grow Stronger As Hartford Healthcare, Anthem Impasse Continues

by Christine Stuart | November 16, 2017 3:32pm

Courtesy of Hartford Healthcare's home page HARTFORD, CT — Consumers, regulators, the governor, and the state in general are getting restless over the seven week impasse between Hartford Healthcare and Anthem Health Plans.

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