April 22, 2014
by Wendell Potter | April 22, 2014 5:30am
The good news from last week was that 8 million Americans have signed up for health insurance through the Obamacare-created exchanges. The not so good news is that because most of us have to buy coverage from a private insurer, we will always have to be vigilant to make sure our medical claims get paid and that an insurance bureaucrat miles from where we live doesn’t succeed in denying coverage for medically necessary care.
Tags: Healthcare reform in the United States, Health, Insurance, Health insurance, Investment, Health economics, Financial economics, Health and Medical and Pharma, Financial institutions, Medical underwriting, Public health insurance option, Institutional investors, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, dh
April 21, 2014
by Christine Stuart | April 21, 2014 12:17pm
(Updated 2:41 p.m.) Legislation addressing the burning question of whether for profit entities should be allowed to purchase nonprofit hospitals in the state is still “a work in progress,” Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Friday.
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April 18, 2014
by C-HIT Staff | April 18, 2014 12:54pm
The state’s nursing homes call it excessive and intrusive. The Malloy administration calls it a move towards transparency.
April 17, 2014
by Hugh McQuaid | April 17, 2014 12:09pm
by Christine Stuart | April 17, 2014 5:30am
According to a report from Attorney General George Jepsen, 22 of the state’s 29 hospitals are now charging separate facility and professional fees along with services at their newly acquired outpatient departments or clinics.
April 15, 2014
by Christine Stuart | April 15, 2014 12:00pm
Under a settlement agreement reached last week in a federal lawsuit, the Connecticut General Assembly will be asked to add 35 positions to the Department of Social Services budget to help process Medicaid applications.
Tags: DSA Capital, lawsuit, class action, medicaid, Sheldon Toubman, Roderick Bremby, dh
April 14, 2014
by Wendell Potter | April 14, 2014 12:40pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia — During the year leading up to the 2008 presidential primaries, my insurance industry colleagues and I were working hard to influence the debate on health care reform.
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April 7, 2014
by Hugh McQuaid | April 7, 2014 3:11pm
Accusing electronic cigarette makers of taking their cues from the Joe Camel-era of tobacco marketing, U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty and U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal announced Monday an effort to ban the marketing e-cigarettes to kids.
April 4, 2014
by Christine Stuart | April 4, 2014 12:09pm
April 3, 2014
by Christine Stuart | April 3, 2014 2:52pm