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April 6, 2017

Hospitals Lobby Against Tax Structure

by Christine Stuart | April 6, 2017 5:30am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut hospital executives and caregivers made what seems to have become an annual pilgrimage to the state Capitol Wednesday to oppose the state’s proposed reimbursement structure and a potential new property tax on state hospitals.

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March 24, 2017

Malloy Points To Trump’s Executive Order As Ownership of Obamacare

by Christine Stuart | March 24, 2017 5:12pm

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who was on MSNBC Friday afternoon as news broke about the decision to repeal the Republican healthcare bill, said he thinks this was a “good day for America.”

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Republicans Fall Short of Votes to Pass Health Plan in Blow to Trump Administration

by Dustin Volz and David Lawder, Reuters | March 24, 2017 3:25pm

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Republicans in Congress lacked the votes needed for passage of their U.S. healthcare system overhaul and a key committee chairman came out in opposition after Donald Trump demanded a vote on Friday in a gamble that could hobble his presidency. As a result, shortly before 4 p.m. Friday, House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled the Republican replacement plan from the House floor.

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OP-ED | Pragmatism, Not Ideology, Needed in Healthcare Reform

by Sarah Darer Littman | March 24, 2017 9:00am

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The problem with voting for president is you can’t take your vote back for a refund when you realize you got a bum deal.

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March 20, 2017

Connecticut Calls On Republicans To Hit The Pause Button On Changes To Medicaid

by Christine Stuart | March 20, 2017 12:00pm

WASHINGTON, D.C. — With a possible House vote this week on Republican’s plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, Connecticut’s Medicaid providers, advocates, and consumers are making a last-ditch effort to call for changes to the American Health Care Act.

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March 17, 2017

Murphy, Blumenthal Sign Onto Bill To Place A Fee On Prescription Opioids

by Jack Kramer | March 17, 2017 11:30am

Courtesy of the West Haven mayor's office WEST HAVEN, CT — U.S. Sens Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal are co-sponsors of new legislation that would place a fee on opioid ingredients to fund expansion of substance abuse treatment.

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March 16, 2017

Murphy Calls On Republicans To ‘Abandon Trainwreck’ Health Care Bill

by Jack Kramer | March 16, 2017 4:00pm

WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy Thursday called on President Donald Trump, House Speaker Paul Ryan and other Republicans to “abandon the trainwreck of their health care bill” and instead work with Democrats to fix flaws in the Affordable Care Act.

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March 9, 2017

Connecticut Officials Launch Opposition To Trumpcare

by Christine Stuart | March 9, 2017 6:30am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and members of Connecticut’s Congressional delegation are criticizing a Republican proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act with the American Health Care Act.

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March 6, 2017

Lawmakers Seek To Clear Up Confusion Over 3D Mammography

by Christine Stuart | March 6, 2017 6:30am

Photo courtesy of Stamford Hospital HARTFORD, CT — When they passed legislation last year, lawmakers thought that insurance companies would be responsible for covering the cost of 3D mammography, also known as tomosynthesis.

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March 2, 2017

On the Verge of ‘Extinction,’ Taxi Industry Asks For Changes In Changing Industry

by Christine Stuart | March 2, 2017 4:52pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — The president of one of the largest taxi cab companies in Connecticut told the legislature’s Insurance and Real Estate Committee Thursday that the taxi industry “is very near extinction.”

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