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August 22, 2017

Congressional Delegation Tells Price To Continue Insurance Subsidies

by Christine Stuart | August 22, 2017 1:39pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and the rest of Connecticut’s Congressional delegation sent a letter to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price asking the administration to maintain the Obamacare subsidies through 2018.

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August 16, 2017

CBO: Insurance Premiums Would Increase and Federal Deficit Worsen

by Christine Stuart | August 16, 2017 5:30am

Healthcare.gov HARTFORD, CT — Ending billions in federal insurance subsidies would worsen the federal deficit and increase insurance premiums, the Congressional Budget Office warned Tuesday in its report.

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August 15, 2017

Businesses Seek Advice For Handling Employees Using Medical Marijuana

by Jack Kramer | August 15, 2017 5:30am

Courtesy of CT-N HARTFORD, CT — As the number of medical marijuana patients in the state increases on a daily basis, employers are looking for help from experts on how to handle the delicate matter of confronting a worker they suspect is high.

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August 14, 2017

Courtney, Larson Propose Medicare Buy-In

by Christine Stuart | August 14, 2017 12:43pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie MANCHESTER, CT — Following the failure of the U.S. Senate to repeal the Affordable Care Act, small groups of Congresspeople have been working to fix the problems that exist and proposing solutions.

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August 9, 2017

Connecticut’s Insurance Exchange Focuses On Marketing Strategy

by Jack Kramer | August 9, 2017 5:30am

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — With so much uncertainty over the future of health insurance officials are gearing up for what could be the toughest enrollment period they’ve faced in the history of the Affordable Care Act.

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August 2, 2017

Uncertainty Mounts As Connecticut Exchange Waits For Answers From DC

by Christine Stuart | August 2, 2017 12:12pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Insurance companies and Connecticut officials are watching Republican President Donald Trump’s Twitter feed for any indication that he will end Obamacare subsidies to insurers participating in the exchanges.

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July 26, 2017

Disability Advocates Accept Their Punishment in Court, Continue Push for ‘Moral’ Budget

by Christine Stuart | July 26, 2017 1:04pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Press conferences, rallies, and public testimony weren’t conveying the right message to state lawmakers or Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, so they tried something different and got arrested. 

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July 25, 2017

Malloy Asks Regulators To Review Millstone, But Owners Say It Doesn’t Change Assessment

by Christine Stuart | July 25, 2017 1:02pm

Courtesy of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 2 p.m.) Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is using his executive authority to ask state energy regulators to review the viability of the Millstone Nuclear Power Station in Waterford.

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July 20, 2017

Connecticut Adds Jobs In June; Officials Say State Could See Full Recovery By 2018

by Christine Stuart | July 20, 2017 2:00pm

Jon Bilous via Shutterstock HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut’s economy added an estimated 7,000 jobs in June, according to a report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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DC NEWS JUNKIE | Pratt & Whitney Flying High With New Commercial Engine

by Peter Urban | July 20, 2017 5:30am

Peter Urban / CTNewsJunkie WASHINGTON — Pratt & Whitney President Bob Leduc was all smiles Wednesday standing in front of the company’s future — a shiny new “PurePower Geared Turbofan Engine” or GTF — on display on Capitol Hill. The engine, which took the company 20 years and $10 billion to take from idea to reality, drew a steady stream of sweaty lawmakers and staff into the July heat.

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