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August 22, 2017

Congressional Delegation Tells Price To Continue Insurance Subsidies

by Christine Stuart | August 22, 2017 1:39pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and the rest of Connecticut’s Congressional delegation sent a letter to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price asking the administration to maintain the Obamacare subsidies through 2018.

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August 21, 2017

Physicians Board Seeks To Broaden Medical Marijuana

by Jack Kramer | August 21, 2017 11:30am

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — The state Board of Physicians last week recommended adding two debilitating conditions to Connecticut’s growing medical marijuana program, and also re-categorizing two others.

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August 16, 2017

Yale: Opioid Addiction Treatment In ED Is Cost-Effective

by Cara Rosner | August 16, 2017 12:00pm

Courtesy of the Yale School of Medicine website As the opioid epidemic deepens, Yale researchers say starting treatment with medication is the most cost-effective way to treat patients in hospital emergency departments.

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CBO: Insurance Premiums Would Increase and Federal Deficit Worsen

by Christine Stuart | August 16, 2017 5:30am

Healthcare.gov HARTFORD, CT — Ending billions in federal insurance subsidies would worsen the federal deficit and increase insurance premiums, the Congressional Budget Office warned Tuesday in its report.

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August 15, 2017

Murphy Reaches Halfway Point In 103 Mile Trek

by Jack Kramer | August 15, 2017 2:46pm

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie MERIDEN, CT — One of the big reasons why U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy does his “Walk Across Connecticut” tours, he said, is that he gets the kind of interaction and conversation with constituents that he never has sitting behind his desk in Washington.

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Businesses Seek Advice For Handling Employees Using Medical Marijuana

by Jack Kramer | August 15, 2017 5:30am

Courtesy of CT-N HARTFORD, CT — As the number of medical marijuana patients in the state increases on a daily basis, employers are looking for help from experts on how to handle the delicate matter of confronting a worker they suspect is high.

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August 14, 2017

Courtney, Larson Propose Medicare Buy-In

by Christine Stuart | August 14, 2017 12:43pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie MANCHESTER, CT — Following the failure of the U.S. Senate to repeal the Affordable Care Act, small groups of Congresspeople have been working to fix the problems that exist and proposing solutions.

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OP-ED | Connecticut’s Medicaid Future Looks Bleak

by Ellen Andrews | August 14, 2017 5:30am

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Things are good in Connecticut’s Medicaid program now, but it wasn’t always this way.

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August 9, 2017

Connecticut’s Insurance Exchange Focuses On Marketing Strategy

by Jack Kramer | August 9, 2017 5:30am

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — With so much uncertainty over the future of health insurance officials are gearing up for what could be the toughest enrollment period they’ve faced in the history of the Affordable Care Act.

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August 4, 2017

Women’s Groups, Lawmakers Challenge DCCC Statements

by Christine Stuart | August 4, 2017 12:17pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Gathered Friday on the north steps of the state Capitol in Hartford, a small group of pro-choice organizations and state lawmakers condemned the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s recent statement on abortion.

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