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August 28, 2014

OP-ED | Docs, Drug Companies, Insurers Drive Up Medicare Costs

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

Board Promotes Information Technology Chief To Interim CEO

by Christine Stuart | August 27, 2014 5:07pm

The Access Health CT Board of Directors unanimously appointed James R. Wadleigh Jr. as interim CEO of Connecticut’s insurance exchange on Wednesday.

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August 26, 2014

Counihan Recruited To Run Federal Exchange

by Christine Stuart | August 26, 2014 2:08pm

Christine Stuart photo Recruited by the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, the head of Connecticut’s insurance exchange will be leaving next month to start a new job in Washington.

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State Insurance Regulator & Advocate Save Consumers Money

by Christine Stuart | August 26, 2014 5:30am

CTNJ file photo 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.

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August 22, 2014

Medicaid Payment Deferrals May Continue Into Second Quarter

by Christine Stuart | August 22, 2014 3:00pm

cms.hhs.gov The federal government has refused to reimburse the state for its expanded Medicaid coverage this year and despite efforts to come to an agreement, the deferrals may continue into September.

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August 21, 2014

Advocates Call For Outreach Workers

by Christine Stuart | August 21, 2014 1:56pm

Christine Stuart photo 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.

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Feds Stopped Medicaid Payments in January; Barnes Says Small Surplus Still Possible

by Christine Stuart | August 21, 2014 5:30am

CTNJ file photo 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.

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August 19, 2014

OP-ED | Washington’s Cynical Misinformation Game

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.

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August 15, 2014

OP-ED | Dire Predictions Of Endless Waits For A Doctor Have Proven Unfounded

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.

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August 11, 2014

Children As Young As Ten Battling Eating Disorders

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.

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