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July 29, 2016

Public Gets Chance To Weigh In On Insurance Rate Hikes Next Week

by Christine Stuart | July 29, 2016 2:01pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo Connecticut residents will get a chance next week to tell Insurance Department regulators what they think about the average double-digit rate increases being proposed by three health insurance companies.

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July 27, 2016

Former HUSKY A Parents Are Running Out of Time to Avoid Lapses In Insurance Coverage

by Christine Stuart | July 27, 2016 5:29pm

Parents who were formerly on the state’s HUSKY A insurance will run out of time this week to transition to another insurance plan.

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July 26, 2016

Regulator, Lawmaker Question UConn’s Decision To End Pediatric Services

by Christine Stuart | July 26, 2016 6:41pm

wikipedia The head of Connecticut’s Department of Public Health and Sen. Minority Leader Len Fasano, R-North Haven, are questioning the University of Connecticut Health Center’s decision to end pediatric services Oct. 1.

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Disability Advocates Invested In State Agency’s Transition To A Nonprofit

by Jack Kramer | July 26, 2016 3:15pm

Courtesy of CT-N At a public hearing Monday on the elimination of the Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities, person after person said it didn’t matter which board represented them as long as it included members who lived with disabilities.

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July 21, 2016

Connecticut Joins Justice Department In Blocking Health Insurance Mergers

by Christine Stuart | July 21, 2016 1:32pm

shutterstock Connecticut joined with 11 other states and the U.S. Department of Justice Thursday in filing a lawsuit to block the proposed merger of insurers Anthem and Cigna. The DOJ also moved to block Aetna Inc.’s planned merger with Humana Inc.

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Wade Fires Back At Critics

by Christine Stuart | July 21, 2016 5:29am

Christine Stuart file photo State Insurance Commissioner Katharine Wade responded Wednesday to critics who have been calling for her to recuse herself from overseeing the proposed merger of Anthem and Cigna, suggesting they had “grossly mischaracterized” her role in the process.

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July 14, 2016

Connecticut Exchange Grapples With Losing Brokers

by Christine Stuart | July 14, 2016 2:23pm

Christine Stuart photo Access Health CT’s board of directors pressed officials Thursday to find out whether the two remaining insurance carriers participating in the exchange will continue to pay broker commissions.

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July 13, 2016

Loss of Insurers Doesn’t Threaten Health Exchange, But Is A ‘Great Wakeup Call’

by Christine Stuart | July 13, 2016 4:00pm

Christine Stuart file photo Connecticut’s health insurance marketplace shrank by 50 percent, but Access Health CT CEO James Wadleigh said he’s not panicking.

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American Cancer Society Gives Connecticut Good Grade For Pain Management Policies

by Jack Kramer | July 13, 2016 12:00pm

The good news is Connecticut received a B+ grade in the delivery of effective pain management for patients battling a chronic disease such as cancer, according to a new report released Tuesday by leading researchers and patient advocacy groups.

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July 11, 2016

Acute Drug Shortages Forcing Workarounds In Hospitals

by Cara Rosner | July 11, 2016 10:30am

shutterstock In hospitals across Connecticut and nationwide, workarounds to compensate for medication shortages are daily routines for treating patients - and health experts say it’s not about to change any time soon.

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