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February 4, 2016

Nonprofit Community Warns of Cuts To Safety Net

by Rowan Kane | February 4, 2016 3:30pm

Rowan Kane photo The private nonprofit community that takes care of Connecticut’s neediest and disabled residents said Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget includes the “most devastating cuts we’ve ever seen.”

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February 3, 2016

Malloy Budget Plan Aims Cuts At Living And Dead

by Steve Majerus-Collins | February 3, 2016 3:35pm

Christine Stuart photo The state is so desperate to save money that even the dead are taking a hit.

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February 1, 2016

State Wants To Delay Decision On Challenge to Hospital Tax

by Christine Stuart | February 1, 2016 11:30am

More than 60 days ago the Connecticut Hospital Association challenged the constitutionality of the hospital tax and asked two state agencies to justify it.

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January 31, 2016

OP-ED | Claims of Defensive Medicine Driving Healthcare Costs Not New

by Neil Ferstand | January 31, 2016 9:03pm

Neither are they accurate.

If you are unfamiliar with the term, a common definition of defensive medicine is the practice by a physician of ordering precautionary treatments, tests and procedures largely or entirely to avoid potential liability. The concept came into prominence when the AMA started using the term in the mid to late 1960s and it started to gain traction sometime in the 1970s. The medical industry claims the costs associated with defensive medicine significantly add to the costs of U.S. health care.

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January 25, 2016

Access Health CEO Says State-Based Exchanges Face Challenges

by Christine Stuart | January 25, 2016 5:30am

CTNJ file photo The head of Connecticut’s insurance exchange warned board members last week that insurance companies are losing money in the individual marketplace.

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January 19, 2016

New Connecticut Website Encourages Residents To Report Fraud

by Cara Rosner | January 19, 2016 5:30am

The state has launched a website, FightFraud.ct.gov, to bolster its efforts to tackle fraud, waste, and abuse that cost the state money.

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January 18, 2016

Consumer Protection Approves 3 More Marijuana Dispensaries

by Christine Stuart | January 18, 2016 1:12pm

shutterstock Connecticut’s Department of Consumer Protection licensed three more medical marijuana dispensaries last week.

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January 8, 2016

Health Insurance Enrollment Climbs Steadily

by Christine Stuart | January 8, 2016 5:30am

CTNJ file photo Connecticut’s health insurance exchange, Access Health CT, announced Thursday that it enrolled 104,363 individuals between Nov. 1 and Jan. 5 in private health insurance plans.

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December 30, 2015

New Laws to Take Effect Friday

by Christine Stuart | December 30, 2015 5:30am

Mental health parity for insurance policies, a new certification for local Registrars of Voters, new disclosure requirements for generic drugs, police body camera regulations, and various tax changes are just a few of the new laws that will go into effect Friday, Jan. 1.

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December 28, 2015

Outpatient Facility Fees To Be More Transparent With New Law

by Cara Rosner | December 28, 2015 12:00pm

Patients billed for a facility fee for outpatient hospital services will get a clearer explanation of the charge, under legislation taking effect Friday.

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