by Lisa Abbey-James | Jun 27, 2017 11:00pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | Health Care | Mental Health Care | Opinion | Health Care Opinion | Sponsored Opinion | Public Health | Disability Care | Poverty | State Budget | Taxes
I have severe disabilities, including brain injury and spinal cord injury, due to accidents in 1985 and 1992. I write to object to the willingness of some in the legislature to consider raising revenue to balance the state budget but ONLY to save municipalities from cuts, and NOT to prevent further shredding of the safety net for people like me.
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by Sarah Darer Littman | Jun 23, 2017 8:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Campaign Finance | Health Care | Mental Health Care | Opinion | Health Care Opinion
I’m a hard-working, middle-aged, middle-class American, and I’m tired and angry.
I’m self-employed, and have several pre-existing health conditions, one of which involves mental health. I choose to be open about that in order to help the young people I write for, by showing them that you can have a diagnosed condition and still lead a productive and successful life with the right medication and treatment — if, and this is becoming an increasingly big if — you have insurance and can afford the co-pays.
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by Sarah Croucher | Jun 23, 2017 12:01am
Posted to: Child Welfare | Congress | Equality | Health Care | Opinion | Health Care Opinion | Sponsored Opinion | Public Health | Poverty | White House
In January, female legislators in Connecticut proposed bills that would protect copay-free access to birth control for insurance plans in our state.
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by Terry Cowgill | Jun 16, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Business | CT Tech Junkie | Health Care | Opinion | Health Care Opinion | Public Health | Technology sector
Smack in the middle of a towering state budget crisis, and as the General Assembly goes into special session to deal with it, it might seem very small of a Connecticut political columnist to devote time and space to a segment of the business community that’s afraid of competition, but here goes anyway.
Continue reading "OP-ED | Rent Seeking In The Capitol: Paranoia About The Optometry App" »
by Sarah Darer Littman | May 6, 2017 8:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Ethics | Health Care | Mental Health Care | Insurance | Opinion | Health Care Opinion
I say this as a person of faith myself — it’s no wonder that a lot of highly moral people look skeptically at religion these days. Why wouldn’t they?
We’ve just seen House Speaker Paul Ryan ask Republicans to “pray” for the passage of a bill that will take away health insurance from 24 million Americans (possibly more), remove strong protections for pre-existing conditions, cut Medicaid, take us back to the awful days of expensive state-run, high-risk pools, and put a per capita cap on support for Special Education students.
Oh, and surprise, there’s also a tax cut in there for the wealthiest Americans.
Continue reading "OP-ED | ‘Faith’ With No Action Is Dead; House GOP’s Morally Bankrupt Healthcare Vote" »
by Ellen Andrews | Apr 17, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Opinion | Health Care Opinion
Mistrust is pervasive in Connecticut policymaking and it’s blocking progress. In this year’s survey, Connecticut healthcare thoughtleaders rated the state of trust in policymaking at 26 points out of 100.
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by Kevin Ryan | Mar 30, 2017 3:32pm
Posted to: Analysis | Consumer Protection | Health Care | Opinion | Health Care Opinion
Is your vision and your overall well-being worth a 30 minute wait to see a professional eye doctor in person?
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by Kelly Luxenberg | Mar 29, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Business | Health Care | Opinion | Health Care Opinion | Manchester
Healthy eyes and good vision are essential to everyday life. Regular, daily activities such as walking, driving, reading, and using your smartphone or computer are all dependent on having good eyesight. There are many of us, however, who need the assistance of glasses and contact lenses to be able to see properly. Easy, affordable access to the glasses and contacts we rely on daily is vital.
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by Sarah Darer Littman | Jan 13, 2017 12:00pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Health Care | Mental Health Care | Opinion | Health Care Opinion | Veterans Affairs
A new year in America starts with another mass shooting. Are we going to repeat the same questions, then wait till the next time people die for no good reason except our inability to confront the consequences of conflicting policies?
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by Sarah Darer Littman | Dec 29, 2016 4:00pm
Posted to: Analysis | Health Care | Mental Health Care | Insurance | Opinion | Health Care Opinion
Congressional Republicans are falling over themselves to repeal the Affordable Care Act with Scrooge-like joy. It’s as if ideology is more important to them than the fact that hardworking, self-employed taxpayers like my husband and myself could be denied health insurance.
Continue reading "OP-ED | Reckless Repeal of ACA Risks Lives For No Benefit" »