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April 22, 2014

OP-ED | Be The ‘Squeaky Wheel’ If Health Claim Denied; Industry Will Find Ways To Stay Profitable

by Wendell Potter | April 22, 2014 5:30am

The good news from last week was that 8 million Americans have signed up for health insurance through the Obamacare-created exchanges. The not so good news is that because most of us have to buy coverage from a private insurer, we will always have to be vigilant to make sure our medical claims get paid and that an insurance bureaucrat miles from where we live doesn’t succeed in denying coverage for medically necessary care.

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April 21, 2014

Clock Is Ticking On Hospital Conversion Legislation

by Christine Stuart | April 21, 2014 12:17pm

(Updated 2:41 p.m.) Legislation addressing the burning question of whether for profit entities should be allowed to purchase nonprofit hospitals in the state is still “a work in progress,” Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Friday.

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April 18, 2014

Nursing Home Disclosure Bill: Transparency Or Intrusion?

by C-HIT Staff | April 18, 2014 12:54pm

The state’s nursing homes call it excessive and intrusive. The Malloy administration calls it a move towards transparency.

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April 17, 2014

Bill To Give Adult Adoptees Access To Their Birth Certificate Advances

by Hugh McQuaid | April 17, 2014 12:09pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo Rep. David Alexander stood outside the House chamber Thursday morning and listened as his colleagues debated whether he should be permitted access to his original birth records.

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Attorney General’s Report on Hospital Facility Fees Encourages Legislative Action

by Christine Stuart | April 17, 2014 5:30am

CTNJ file photo According to a report from Attorney General George Jepsen, 22 of the state’s 29 hospitals are now charging separate facility and professional fees along with services at their newly acquired outpatient departments or clinics.

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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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