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March 24, 2017

Republicans Fall Short of Votes to Pass Health Plan in Blow to Trump Administration

by Dustin Volz and David Lawder, Reuters | March 24, 2017 3:25pm

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Republicans in Congress lacked the votes needed for passage of their U.S. healthcare system overhaul and a key committee chairman came out in opposition after Donald Trump demanded a vote on Friday in a gamble that could hobble his presidency. As a result, shortly before 4 p.m. Friday, House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled the Republican replacement plan from the House floor.

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OP-ED | Pragmatism, Not Ideology, Needed in Healthcare Reform

by Sarah Darer Littman | March 24, 2017 9:00am

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The problem with voting for president is you can’t take your vote back for a refund when you realize you got a bum deal.

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March 22, 2017

OP-ED | Proposed Husky Cuts Could Have A Devastating Impact On Patients In Need

by Craig Glover and Ludwig Spinelli | March 22, 2017 5:30am

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As the CEOs of two local Federally Qualified Health Centers, both of which have a mission of treating every patient who comes to us regardless of ability to pay, we have grave concerns regarding Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s plans to dramatically scale back coverage under the state’s HUSKY plan in this year’s budget proposal.

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March 17, 2017

Esty Helps Lead Opposition To Bill Removing Veterans’ Health Records from Gun Background Checks

by Christine Stuart | March 17, 2017 5:00am

ctnewsjunkie file photo WASHINGTON — The U.S. House passed a bill Thursday that would give veterans — previously unable to purchase firearms because of a mental health diagnosis — access to firearms.

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March 9, 2017

Connecticut Officials Launch Opposition To Trumpcare

by Christine Stuart | March 9, 2017 6:30am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and members of Connecticut’s Congressional delegation are criticizing a Republican proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act with the American Health Care Act.

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February 27, 2017

Accidental Drug Overdoses Increase 25 Percent In Connecticut

by Jack Kramer | February 27, 2017 12:30pm

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Accidental drug intoxications caused 917 deaths in the state in 2016, an increase of 188, or 25 percent, over those killed by drugs a year earlier, according to a new report issued by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

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February 17, 2017

Lawmakers Renew Debate Over Workers’ Comp Coverage For PTSD

by Jack Kramer | February 17, 2017 6:29am

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 10, 2017

How The Federal Healthcare Debate Is Shaking Out In Connecticut

by Christine Stuart | February 10, 2017 6:30am

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 26, 2017

Malloy Unveils Plans to Further Combat Opioid Crisis

by Jack Kramer | January 26, 2017 5:00pm

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT - Gov. Dannel P. Malloy unveiled a series of new suggested measures Thursday to combat the continuing opioid epidemic in the state, including requiring all prescriptions to be filed electronically in an effort to combat fraud.

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January 15, 2017

Hundreds Rally To Save ACA In Hartford

by Christine Stuart | January 15, 2017 4:16pm

Christine Stuart / CTNewsJunkie HARTFORD, CT — Young and old braved the chilly temperatures Sunday to rally against Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

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