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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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Eye Doctors Worry About New Apps & Ocular Telemedicine

by Christine Stuart | March 2, 2017 3:03pm

Courtesy of CT-N HARTFORD, CT—Technology is great when it comes to the practice of medicine, but a group of eye doctors is warning that new phone and online applications can’t deliver on their promise to examine the eye.

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Connecticut Says It Will Not Drop Opposition to Anthem/Cigna Deal

by Diane Bartz, Reuters | March 2, 2017 1:00pm

Gus Ruelas / Reuters WASHINGTON — Connecticut said on Wednesday it had no plans to drop its opposition to health insurer Anthem Inc’s proposed purchase of rival Cigna Corp, even if the U.S. Justice Department decides to settle with the companies.

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March 1, 2017

Trump Gets Good Grades For His Speech From Two Connecticut Professors

by Jack Kramer | March 1, 2017 6:30am

REUTERS / Carlos Barria WASHINGTON — Two experts on relations between presidents and Congress gave Republican President Donald Trump good grades for his first speech Tuesday, and both agreed Democrats made the night tense.

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February 28, 2017

Replacing Obamacare In Connecticut Will Increase Uninsured Population

by Christine Stuart | February 28, 2017 6:30am

ctnewsjunkie file photo Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who enjoys being a critic of Republican President Donald Trump, doesn’t relish what will happen when Republicans get rid of parts of Obamacare.

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