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July 29, 2014

Insurance Regulators Turn Down Requests For Rate Increases In 2015

by Christine Stuart | July 29, 2014 10:19pm

istock The Insurance Department denied requests by two insurance companies to boost their rates by more than 12 percent for 2015.

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July 28, 2014

Congress Reaches Deal on New VA Funding

by Hugh McQuaid | July 28, 2014 3:00pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo Lawmakers in Congress reached a bipartisan agreement over the weekend for a bill approving billions in emergency funding to reform the struggling Veterans Affairs healthcare system, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Monday.

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July 25, 2014

Moms, Lawmakers Uncertain of DCF’s Direction

by Christine Stuart | July 25, 2014 5:29am

Christine Stuart photo Following the Newtown shootings, the General Assembly told Department of Children and Families Commissioner Joette Katz in 2013 to come up with plan to eliminate barriers to mental and behavioral health services for all children, regardless of whether they’re under DCF care. But a group of mothers on Thursday expressed concern that Katz may be ignoring their kids.

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July 23, 2014

Republican Senator Calls For Access Health Meeting

by Christine Stuart | July 23, 2014 12:06pm

Access Health CT, Connecticut’s health insurance exchange, canceled its meetings in July and August, but in light of several significant issues, a Republican Senator is asking it to reconsider.

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July 17, 2014

Debate On Women’s Health Turns Into A Debate on Connecticut’s Exchange and Religious Freedom

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

A Wyoming Senator used his time on the Senate floor Wednesday to pick apart Connecticut’s implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

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July 16, 2014

OP-ED | Attack Ads May Actually Be Benefiting Obamacare Enrollment

by Wendell Potter | July 16, 2014 5:30am

Positive Or Negative, Publicity Seems To Be Increasing Awareness

It’s encouraging that something positive can come from something so unrelentingly negative.

Since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was passed in 2010, its opponents have spent an estimated $450 million on political ads attacking the law, according to Kantar Media’s CMAG, which analyzes spending on advertising. Supporters have spent a tiny fraction of that amount. Kantar says opponents have outspent those who favor the law by 15 to 1.

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July 15, 2014

State Healthcare Advocate Questions ConnectiCare Rate Increase

by Christine Stuart | July 15, 2014 5:30am

Hugh McQuaid photo State Healthcare Advocate Victoria Veltri was successful in getting the state Insurance Department to hold a public hearing on Anthem’s proposed 2015 rate increase, but it wasn’t until the last day of the public comment period in June that she learned ConnectiCare’s rate increase was higher than initially estimated.

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July 14, 2014

Blumenthal to Lead Protest of Hobby Lobby

by Christine Stuart | July 14, 2014 5:30am

Later this morning U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and advocates will gather outside the Hobby Lobby in Manchester to call on the company to offer its employees full contraceptive coverage.

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July 11, 2014

Health Care Advocates Raise Questions About ‘Shared Savings’

by Christine Stuart | July 11, 2014 5:30am

Christine Stuart photo A group reforming how all medical care is paid for in the state butted heads Thursday with a group of healthcare advocates who are worried about steps the group is taking with the Medicaid population.

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July 10, 2014

5,700 Dropped From ACA Plans In Connecticut

by Christine Stuart | July 10, 2014 5:30am

Hugh McQuaid file photo A North Haven woman who was dropped from her Affordable Care Act plan even though she was paying her monthly premiums, is not alone.

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