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May 26, 2017

Lembo Tries To Renew Connecticut Debate Over Health Insurance Public Option

by Cara Rosner | May 26, 2017 5:30am

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — With 800,000 Connecticut residents at risk of losing their health insurance if the American Health Care Act becomes law, state Comptroller Kevin Lembo says expanding Medicare and creating a public health insurance option would help ensure people continue to have coverage.

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May 25, 2017

Malloy Fires Off Response To Senators For ‘Antagonistic Approach’ To Insurance Industry

by Christine Stuart | May 25, 2017 5:30am

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut’s top Democratic and Republican state senators touted their bipartisan cooperation in passing legislation to increase transparency in pharmaceutical costs, and minutes later they received a letter from Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy criticizing how they reached the final product and shut out the insurance industry in the process.

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May 22, 2017

OP-ED | Increasing Minimum Mandatory Auto Insurance Limits Helps Urban Residents the Most

by Michael A. D’Amico | May 22, 2017 9:59pm

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It has been 46 years, almost half a century, that Connecticut has had the same minimum mandatory auto liability limits.

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Union Framework Released, But No Final Deal

by Christine Stuart | May 22, 2017 4:23pm

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT— Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the state labor unions are close to reaching a five-year deal that would freeze wages over the next three years, require employees to contribute more to their pension and healthcare benefits, and reduce cost-of-living increases for retirees.

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State Lawmakers Make Plea To Colleagues Over Crumbling Foundations

by Christine Stuart | May 22, 2017 12:41pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Regional officials and lawmakers from eastern Connecticut want to make sure the General Assembly acts this year to help homeowners with crumbling foundations.

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May 8, 2017

Uncertainty and Medical Costs, Result In Increases In Insurance Rate Requests for 2018

by Christine Stuart | May 8, 2017 1:30pm

Courtesy of the Insurance Department HARTFORD, CT — The two health insurance companies currently participating in Connecticut’s health insurance exchange will participate in 2018, unless the subsidies from the federal government disappear.

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May 6, 2017

OP-ED | ‘Faith’ With No Action Is Dead; House GOP’s Morally Bankrupt Healthcare Vote

by Sarah Darer Littman | May 6, 2017 8:00am

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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.

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May 5, 2017

House Republicans Approve Repeal And Replace Of Obamacare

by Peter Urban | May 5, 2017 5:00pm

peter urban / dc news junkie House Republicans this week narrowly approved a bill to replace the Affordable Care Act, drawing harsh criticism from Democrats who claim the alternative will jeopardize coverage for millions of Americans receiving health insurance under Obamacare.

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May 4, 2017

Senate Gives Final Passage To Three Bills Wednesday

by Christine Stuart | May 4, 2017 9:58am

Ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT— The House and Senate may not have a budget, but they’ve been able to give final passage to a few bills already this year.

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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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