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February 20, 2017

Lack of Trust Between Hospitals & Administration Continues

by Christine Stuart | February 20, 2017 12:20pm

Courtesy of CT-N The Connecticut Hospital Association says it doesn’t believe the governor’s proposal to change how hospitals are funded will result in more money for hospitals, even though Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration has included more money for hospitals in its budget.

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February 17, 2017

Lawmakers Renew Debate Over Workers’ Comp Coverage For PTSD

by Jack Kramer | February 17, 2017 5:29am

Courtesy of CTN HARTFORD, CT — Municipal officials told legislators Thursday that towns cannot afford the cost of legislation that would mandate workers’ compensation coverage for cops, firefighters and emergency medical technicians who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of witnessing a death.

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February 16, 2017

Paid FMLA Is Top Priority For Senate Democrats

by Christine Stuart | February 16, 2017 11:30am

ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT—It’s the number one priority of Democratic leadership in the state Senate this year, which gives lawmakers and advocates who support it hope.

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Senator Intercepts Valentine’s Day Message

by Christine Stuart | February 16, 2017 10:29am

ctnewsjunkie WETHERSFIELD, CT—Good jobs, universal access to public education, and ethnic, racial and gender justice are just a few of the things a handful of advocates were asking Sen. Paul Doyle to support Wednesday.

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February 10, 2017

How The Federal Healthcare Debate Is Shaking Out In Connecticut

by Christine Stuart | February 10, 2017 5:30am

David Orcea via shutterstock There’s nearly $2 billion in federal funds at stake if the Republican Congress and President Donald Trump move forward with some of the health care changes they’re contemplating as replacements for Obamacare.

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January 31, 2017

Home Medical Providers Get 60-Day Delay For New System

by Christine Stuart | January 31, 2017 3:05pm

shutterstock HARTFORD, CT—The 11th hour plea that home medical providers made to the Department of Social Services, and chairs of the Human Services and Appropriations Committee to delay the implementation of a new telephonic and computer-based in-home scheduling, tracking, and billing system was heard.

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Is Aetna Considering Relocating?

by Jack Kramer and Christine Stuart | January 31, 2017 12:01pm

shutterstock HARTFORD, CT — If Aetna is considering a move to Boston, as is being reported by the Hartford Courant, the company is being tight-lipped about it.

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January 30, 2017

Less Than 48 Hours To Enroll In Obamacare

by Christine Stuart | January 30, 2017 10:48am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT—Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman and Access Health CT CEO James Wadleigh wanted to remind Connecticut residents Monday that they can enroll in health insurance until midnight Jan. 31

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January 26, 2017

Access Health Will Require Carriers To Pay Broker Commissions

by Christine Stuart | January 26, 2017 11:21am

Christine Stuart photo HARTFORD, CT — Access Health CT was the only insurance exchange in the country that didn’t require insurance carriers to pay broker commissions for the 2017 enrollment period and it may have had an impact.

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January 24, 2017

Malloy Seeks Borrowing To Help Homeowners With Crumbling Foundations

by Jack Kramer | January 24, 2017 5:30am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — The governor will be asking for $5 million in state funding to assist homeowners in 24 towns in northeastern Connecticut whose homes may be crumbling because of a mineral that causes foundations to deteriorate.

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