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January 17, 2018

Legislative Leaders Alarmed At Hospital Appeals

by Christine Stuart | January 17, 2018 3:27pm

shutterstock MANCHESTER, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget director sent legislative leaders a letter Wednesday to let them know most of the state’s hospitals are appealing the rate changes approved as part of the state budget.

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January 16, 2018

Malloy Follows Through With Veto of Medicare Savings Program

by Christine Stuart | January 16, 2018 10:33pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy followed through Tuesday with a promised veto of the restoration of funds for the Medicare Savings Program.

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January 15, 2018

Rough First 2 Weeks For State’s New, $140M Medicaid Transportation Vendor

by Christine Stuart | January 15, 2018 5:29am

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(UPDATED Monday, 1:15 p.m.) HARTFORD, CT — Michelle Chase uses the state’s non-emergency medical transportation service to get her developmentally disabled 3-year-old to her doctor appointments. But since Jan. 1, she’s had to wait two or three hours for the state’s new transportation contractor, Veyo, to arrange her rides.

She’s not the only one.

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January 10, 2018

Courtney Cheers ACA Open Enrollment Results

by Peter Urban | January 10, 2018 11:30am

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WASHINGTON — Three months after President Donald Trump declared the death of Obamacare, U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney was on the House floor pointing to enrollment gains in Connecticut’s health insurance exchange as evidence that the Affordable Care Act is stable and growing.

“Well, as the famous resident from the state of Connecticut — Mark Twain — once said: rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated,” Courtney said.

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OP-ED | Prescription Costs Are Squeezing Out Other Connecticut Priorities, But We Have Options

by Ellen Andrews | January 10, 2018 11:30am


Connecticut’s state budget is out of balance, reflecting the weakness in our state economy. Policymakers have been forced into compromising support for critical priorities, in healthcare and beyond.

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January 8, 2018

Exchange Enrollment Exceeds ‘Internal Expectations’

by Christine Stuart | January 8, 2018 3:31pm

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HARTFORD, CT — In a year in which there were more challenges to overcome Connecticut’s health insurance exchange, Access Health CT, enrolled 2.3 percent more residents than it did the previous year.

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General Assembly Votes To Restore Medicare Program, Malloy Still Prepared To Veto

by Jack Kramer and Christine Stuart | January 8, 2018 12:57pm

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HARTFORD, CT — Despite some good fiscal news about one part of the income tax exceeding expectations by $900 million, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy warned that he might still veto the General Assembly’s plan to restore health benefits for the elderly and disabled.

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January 5, 2018

Lawmakers Aren’t Moved By Malloy Veto Threat

by Christine Stuart | January 5, 2018 2:33pm

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who has been careful during his first seven years in office never to say he would veto something before it’s on his desk, told legislative leaders Friday that he would veto their proposal to increase benefits for the Medicare Savings Program.

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January 4, 2018

OP-ED | Reckless Predictions for 2018

by Susan Bigelow | January 4, 2018 5:00pm

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It’s going to be another wild one, what with an open-seat governor’s race, the ongoing scary-clown circus of Washington, a sure-to-be contentious legislative session, even more financial free-fall, and and the midterm elections all coming up. You’re ready, right?

Right?

Well, I’m ready. And to prove it, here are some of the ways I think it’s all going to turn out.

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Legislative Leaders Say Thanks, But No Thanks To Malloy

by Christine Stuart | January 4, 2018 3:06pm

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Legislative leaders from both parties were grateful, but not interested in Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s offer to extend benefits to the Medicare Savings Program until July.

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