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July 20, 2017

New Report Highlights Benefits Of ACA in Connecticut

by Christine Stuart | July 20, 2017 11:30am

HARTFORD, CT — Just as replacement efforts seem to have fallen short in Congress, a new report released Wednesday attempts to quantify the impact the Affordable Care Act has had on Connecticut.

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July 14, 2017

Blumenthal Continues Healthcare Education, Fight Against Republican Proposal

by Christine Stuart | July 14, 2017 1:46pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie MERIDEN, CT— No one was able to say exactly how much the Community Health Center of Meriden would lose if the U.S. Senate passes the latest version of its healthcare bill, but there’s no doubt it would have an impact.

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July 5, 2017

Connecticut Could See Competing Health Information Exchanges

by Cara Rosner | July 5, 2017 5:30am

megaflopp via shutterstock In an age when many patients receive medical care from multiple providers, it can be difficult for clinicians to safely and easily share relevant patient information — among themselves and with patients — in a timely manner.

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June 30, 2017

States’ Medicaid Spending To Increase Under Senate Bill: Report

by Stephanie Kelly, Reuters | June 30, 2017 5:30am

WASHINGTON, DC — The now-delayed U.S. Senate healthcare overhaul bill would boost state spending on Medicaid by $565 million in 2022, according to an independent report issued earlier this week, while credit agencies said it would cause states to face downward pressure on their credit ratings.

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June 29, 2017

Aetna Announces Much Anticipated Move To The Big Apple

by Jack Kramer | June 29, 2017 12:51pm

Courtesy of Aetna HARTFORD, CT — It’s official. Aetna is moving its corporate headquarters from Hartford to New York City.

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FOI Commission Cuts Fine, But Upholds Decision Against Insurance Commissioner

by Christine Stuart | June 29, 2017 5:30am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — The Freedom of Information Commission cut in half Wednesday the civil penalty its staff had initially sought to levy against Insurance Commissioner Katharine Wade for failing to turn over documents related to a merger.

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June 26, 2017

Blumenthal Vows To Slow Down Health Care Bill With Amendments

by Jack Kramer | June 26, 2017 12:15pm

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT— Calling it “grotesquely cruel,” U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal Monday said he would introduce several amendments on the Senate floor to try and block the Republican health care bill from passing.

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June 23, 2017

Connecticut Senators Work To Derail Republican Health Care Proposal

by Christine Stuart | June 23, 2017 11:59am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT— It fundamentally alters the Medicaid program, rolls back protections for women, children, the disabled, and patients with preexisting conditions, and according to one U.S. Senator is “even meaner”  than the House version.

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June 20, 2017

Health Providers Tell Lawmakers To Avoid Austerity and Expand Sales Tax Base

by Christine Stuart | June 20, 2017 1:32pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Providers of mostly health services came to the Legislative Office Building Tuesday to implore lawmakers to avoid austerity by broadening the sales tax base.

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June 19, 2017

Blumenthal Gathers Healthcare Stories To Take To Washington

by Christine Stuart | June 19, 2017 11:50am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Nearly 50 Connecticut residents signed up to tell U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal to do what he can to protect the Affordable Care Act because the consequences of the American Health Care Act are cruel.

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