March 30, 2015
by Christine Stuart | March 30, 2015 12:11pm
March 29, 2015
by Ellen Andrews, Sheila Amdur and Matthew Katz | March 29, 2015 7:52pm
March 25, 2015
by Wendell Potter | March 25, 2015 12:20am
Obama Administration Bragging About Anti-fraud Efforts, But Center Report Showed Bigger Dollars Are Being Lost Elsewhere
The Obama administration went to great lengths last week to inform us that it recovered $3.3 billion in fraudulent payments to Medicare health care providers in fiscal year 2014. Officials even went so far as to give an advance copy of their report to The Wall Street Journal, which, like the Center for Public Integrity, has been investigating Medicare fraud and abuse.
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March 24, 2015
by Jordan Fenster | March 24, 2015 5:30am
State lawmakers are considering a bill that would require hospital executives to disclose the “salary, severance, stock offering or any financial gain” of its officers, board members, and senior managers when a hospital changes hands.
March 23, 2015
by Shawn Lang | March 23, 2015 4:20pm
Between 2009 and 2014, there were more than 2,000 accidental and unintentional opioid involved deaths that occurred in 150 of Connecticut’s 169 cities and towns. Nationwide, 18- to 24-year-olds are more likely to die from drug overdoses, primarily from prescription pain relievers, than from motor vehicle accidents.
March 20, 2015
by Jennifer Jackson | March 20, 2015 10:20am
The proposed state budget currently under consideration by our legislature risks the high-quality care for patients that Connecticut’s hospitals provide — it would require painful cuts in healthcare services, including mental health, and in jobs.
March 19, 2015
by Susan Bigelow | March 19, 2015 8:30pm
by Cara Rosner | March 19, 2015 12:00pm
March 18, 2015
by New Haven Register | March 18, 2015 8:23pm
The bill that would allow terminally ill patients to end their own lives with a doctor’s prescription brought more than 200 people to testify before the Judiciary Committee Wednesday, with spectators spilling into two overflow rooms at the Legislative Office Building.
by Mary E. O'Leary | March 18, 2015 4:46pm
An analysis of proposed Medicaid cuts for lower-income adults found that several thousand will likely drop health insurance or use it less often because their options on the state’s health exchange will be too expensive.