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May 27, 2016

Malloy Signs Opioid Prevention Bill

by Christine Stuart | May 27, 2016 5:13pm

Christine Stuart photo A mother whose son overdosed at the age of 20 said she believed he would be alive today if the bill Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed Friday had been in place in 2013.

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May 26, 2016

Advocates Call On Insurance Commissioner To Reconsider Aetna-Humana Merger

by Christine Stuart | May 26, 2016 4:02pm

shutterstock Advocates are calling on Connecticut’s Insurance Department to reconsider its decision to approve the Aetna-Humana merger.

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Access Health CT’s 2017 Budget To Rely More On Assessments Than Federal Grants

by Cara Rosner | May 26, 2016 11:29am

CTNewsJunkie file photo Access Health CT’s board of directors adopted a 2017 budget that is about $2 million, or 6 percent, more than it forecast in 2016.

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Lawmakers Press For Thorough Review Of Two Health Insurance Mergers

by Patricia Daddona | May 26, 2016 5:29am

shutterstock Seventeen lawmakers are asking the state’s insurance commissioner for a fair and thorough review of two pending colossal health insurance mergers and a study on how they could affect Connecticut jobs.

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May 25, 2016

Public Health Committee Urged To Get Tougher on E-Cigarettes

by Jack Kramer | May 25, 2016 11:41am

Jack Kramer photo Lawmakers on the Public Health Committee were urged Wednesday to pass new and tougher legislation next year to regulate electronic cigarettes and vapor products in Connecticut.

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May 20, 2016

Lawmaker Tells Advocates Not To Give Up On Pushing Paid Leave

by Jack Kramer | May 20, 2016 5:30am

Jack Kramer photo Those fighting for Connecticut to adopt a paid family leave law, regardless of the size of the company workers are employed by, got some blunt advice from a lawmaker Thursday on how to kickstart their stalled initiative.

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May 18, 2016

Discussion on Prescription Drug Costs Leaves Panelists Looking for Answers

by Jack Kramer | May 18, 2016 5:30am

shutterstock State officials, doctors, and pharmaceutical experts held a forum Tuesday to, in the words of one of the panelists, start a conversation on how to stem “the soaring cost of prescription drugs” in Connecticut.

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May 9, 2016

Breast Cancer Advocates Warn Against Veto Of Insurance Coverage for New Technology

by Jack Kramer | May 9, 2016 3:00pm

Jack Kramer photo Worried about a possible gubernatorial veto of breast cancer prevention legislation, House Republican Leader Themis Klarides put on a full court press for the bill at a Monday news conference.

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May 6, 2016

Public Health Officials Continue To Warn Against Travel to Zika-Affected Countries

by Christine Stuart | May 6, 2016 4:17pm

Christine Stuart photo Four Connecticut residents, including one pregnant woman, have been infected by the Zika virus after traveling to Zika-affected countries.

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Another Drug Settlement Boosts General Fund

by Cara Rosner | May 6, 2016 5:30am

shutterstock Connecticut’s General Fund is getting an injection of nearly $5 million thanks to a settlement with a pharmaceutical company involving the Medicaid program.

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