August 28, 2014
by Wendell Potter | August 28, 2014 10:00pm
Obamacare Forced Cuts At Hospitals, But Not For Other Segments Of Industry
As one of an estimated 78 million baby boomers in this country, I was delighted to hear that Medicare’s Hospital Trust Fund won’t run out of money until 2030 — 13 years later than projected in 2009, the year before Congress passed the Affordable Care Act.
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August 27, 2014
by Christine Stuart | August 27, 2014 5:07pm
August 26, 2014
by Christine Stuart | August 26, 2014 2:08pm
by Christine Stuart | August 26, 2014 5:30am
The Office of the Healthcare Advocate saved consumers $1.5 million and the Insurance Department recovered $1.8 million — a total of $3.3 million — in the second quarter of this year.
August 22, 2014
by Christine Stuart | August 22, 2014 3:00pm
August 21, 2014
by Christine Stuart | August 21, 2014 1:56pm
Health care advocates told the Access Health CT Board of Directors Thursday that they need to consider hiring a group of outreach workers to help people enroll in health insurance.
by Christine Stuart | August 21, 2014 5:30am
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget director reported Wednesday that the state would end the 2015 fiscal year with a small, $300,000 surplus if the federal government agrees to begin reimbursing the state hundreds of millions of dollars for care provided to some Medicaid recipients.
August 19, 2014
by Wendell Potter | August 19, 2014 5:30am
Distortion Now A Standard Part Of Political Discourse On Health Care
In most of our country’s major institutions, we have little tolerance for cheating and lying. Whether it’s the court system, schools, businesses, even our sports teams, we impose stiff sanctions against those who deceive us to gain some advantage.
August 15, 2014
by Wendell Potter | August 15, 2014 3:00am
Critics Falsely Claimed Obamacare Would Make Matters Worse
Among the many predictions of Obamacare-related catastrophe was that the law, by enabling millions to join the ranks of the insured, would force us all to wait longer to see a doctor and very possibly lead to a code blue for U.S. health care.
August 11, 2014
by Magaly Olivero | August 11, 2014 10:00am
Thousands of Connecticut adults and children – some as young as 10 – struggle with eating disorders with many suffering secretly because the life-threatening psychiatric condition has gone undiagnosed and untreated, experts in the field report.