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April 20, 2018

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Murphy Promotes ‘Medicare For Everyone’

by Peter Urban | Apr 20, 2018 5:35am
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Health Care | Insurance | Public Health

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Call it Medicare Part E. That’s what Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy and Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley have cooked up as the next big idea for health reform.

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April 19, 2018

In Crumbling Foundation Crisis, Speaker Vows To Help Some Homeowners With a Tax on All

by Jack Kramer and Christine Stuart | Apr 19, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Business | Consumer Protection | Insurance | Housing | Legal | Taxes

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HARTFORD, CT — House leaders gave the crumbling foundation issue a boost Wednesday when they pledged to schedule a vote on a $10 fee for all Connecticut homeowners.

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April 17, 2018

One Paid Medical Leave Bill Squeaks Through Finance

by Christine Stuart | Apr 17, 2018 4:41pm
Posted to: Business | Courts | The Economy | Equality | Health Care | Insurance | Housing | Jobs | Labor | Legal | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — One bill failed and one was saved during Tuesday’s meeting of the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee when House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz promised one of his members that they would remove $20 million in bonding for start-up costs.

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April 12, 2018

Lawmakers Work To Get Drug Pricing, Mental Health Parity Over Finish Line

by Christine Stuart | Apr 12, 2018 2:16pm
Posted to: Business | Consumer Protection | Corporate Watch | Health Care | Mental Health Care | Insurance | Transparency

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HARTFORD, CT —With 20 working days left in the legislative session, lawmakers are making a big push for legislation that would improve mental health parity and make drug prices more transparent.

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April 4, 2018

Obamacare Enrollment Nationwide Holds Steady, Poll Shows Majority Will Buy in 2019

by Parker Fiske | Apr 4, 2018 2:41pm
Posted to: Health Care | Insurance

Courtesy of the Kaiser Health Tracking poll

HARTFORD, CT — Despite ongoing attempts by the Trump administration to undermine the Affordable Care Act, new data from the Center Medicare and Medicaid Services suggests that final enrollment numbers nationally have not dropped significantly over the past year.

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March 22, 2018

Medicaid Public Option Bill Makes It Out of Committee

by Christine Stuart | Mar 22, 2018 5:06pm
Posted to: Health Care | Insurance

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HARTFORD, CT — A study of what a Medicaid public option for health insurance would look like in Connecticut squeaked through the Human Services Committee Thursday on a party line vote.

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March 21, 2018

After Seven Years of Silence, A Public Option Emerges

by Christine Stuart | Mar 21, 2018 11:30am
Posted to: The Economy | Health Care | Insurance | Jobs

Courtesy of CT-N

HARTFORD, CT — While Congress tinkers with changes to the Affordable Care Act, Connecticut is considering a public option that piggybacks off its successful Medicaid program.

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March 15, 2018

Work Requirements For Medicaid Exposes Ideological Divide

by Christine Stuart | Mar 15, 2018 3:04pm
Posted to: DC News Junkie | Health Care | Insurance | Jobs | Public Health | White House

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HARTFORD, CT — There are 800,000 Medicaid recipients in Connecticut, but 72 percent of them would not be impacted by a Medicaid work waiver because they are children under 19, adults over 65, persons with disabilities, or employed. 

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March 14, 2018

Information Technology Company To Open Hartford Hub

by Christine Stuart | Mar 14, 2018 4:10pm
Posted to: Business | CT Tech Junkie | Health Care | Insurance | Jobs | Labor | Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT —Infosys, a global consulting and information technology services company, will be opening one of its four innovation hubs in Hartford and promises to create 1,000 jobs before 2022.

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March 7, 2018

Homecare Workers Seek A Living Wage

by Christine Stuart | Mar 7, 2018 1:00pm
Posted to: Insurance | Housing | Jobs | Labor | Legal | State Budget

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HARTFORD, CT — Going from $13.53-an-hour to $16.25-an-hour and being able to work 40 hours per week means homecare workers like Elaine Brown and Rich Casolla will finally be able to earn a living wage.

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