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July 6, 2015

Workers Continue Advocacy Beyond Legislative Session

by Christine Stuart | July 6, 2015 12:48pm

Christine Stuart photo The Working Families Party and their allies in organized labor may have been outspent this past legislative session, but they eked out a victory during the special session and vowed to continue to fight for working families next year.

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July 2, 2015

Administration Walks Back Decision on Nursing Home Funding

by Christine Stuart | July 2, 2015 1:17pm

CTNJ file photo Democratic lawmakers defended budget language earlier this week that said more money would go to union nursing homes than non-union nursing homes. But as it turns out, the formula will need to be changed.

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Paid Family Leave Is Reborn

by Elizabeth Regan | July 2, 2015 5:30am

Christine Stuart file photo Budget adjustments signed into law Tuesday mean the state is on the road to adopting paid family and medical leave, but state leaders disagree about how long the road will be and where it will end.

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June 29, 2015

Association Says Nursing Home Allocation Violates Federal Law

by Christine Stuart | June 29, 2015 5:29am

CTNJ file photo The state’s largest association of skilled nursing facilities says the way lawmakers are planning to distribute funds to nursing homes violates federal law.

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June 25, 2015

OP-ED | Are Drug Company Kickbacks Fueling A Deadly Public Health Crisis In Connecticut?

by Matt DeRienzo | June 25, 2015 11:00pm

Pharmaceutical companies’ aggressive marketing of expensive (and profitable) medications has likely exacerbated America’s problems with health care.

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DC NEWS JUNKIE | Delegation Reacts to SCOTUS Affordable Care Act Ruling

by Jordan Fenster | June 25, 2015 7:00pm


Immediately following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act, six out of Connecticut’s seven-member Washington delegation issued press releases lauding the ruling.

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Supreme Court’s ACA Decision Applauded By Connecticut

by Christine Stuart | June 25, 2015 2:54pm

Josalee Thrift file photo Connecticut’s elected and appointed officials applauded the U.S. Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision Thursday upholding the distribution of subsidies under the Affordable Care Act.

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June 24, 2015

ACA Court Challenge: What’s At Stake For Connecticut

by Magaly Olivero | June 24, 2015 11:46am

CTNJ file photo Tens of thousands of Connecticut residents who receive federal subsidies to help pay for health insurance won’t be immediately impacted by the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act before the U.S. Supreme Court.

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June 22, 2015

Reduction In Radiology Rates Will Limit Access for Medicaid Patients

by Christine Stuart | June 22, 2015 2:57pm

shutterstock Patients on the state’s Medicaid program may have to wait a little longer for a chest x-ray or a mammogram, if the General Assembly doesn’t restore cuts to radiology services.

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June 19, 2015

OP-ED | How To Find More Revenue? Try Robinhood In Reverse

by Terry Cowgill | June 19, 2015 5:30am


It isn’t often that I pray for the governor to fail — or that I root against new revenue sources that won’t even take money out of my own wallet. But I hope to God that the Office of Policy and Management can’t agree with the state’s two Indian casinos on a revenue-sharing arrangement for the highly addictive form of gambling known as keno.

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