June 23, 2016
by Christine Stuart | June 23, 2016 5:30am
Without addressing recent conflict-of-interest allegations against state insurance regulators, Connecticut’s senior senator wrote Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Justice should deny the mergers of Aetna with Humana and Anthem with Cigna.
Tags: Anthem, Aetna, Cigna, Humana, Richard Blumenthal, insurance merger
June 17, 2016
by Kristi Allen | June 17, 2016 1:02pm
Members of the Connecticut Association of Healthcare at Home told state officials Thursday that they’re concerned what will happen if their Medicaid reimbursements are cut 15 percent.
June 6, 2016
by Christine Stuart | June 6, 2016 6:15pm
Connecticut Healthcare Advocate Victoria Veltri resigned Friday and will be starting a new job next week in Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman’s office where she will coordinate “statewide healthcare initiatives.”
April 21, 2016
by Christine Stuart | April 21, 2016 1:43pm
Only three percent of likely Democratic primary voters told the Quinnipiac University poll last week that gun policy was the “most important issue in deciding who to support” — the economy, income inequality, and health care were the only issues to poll in the double digits.
March 23, 2016
by Steve Majerus-Collins | March 23, 2016 1:00pm
A new coalition of groups opposed to the proposed $54 billion merger of Anthem with Bloomfield-based Cigna called Wednesday for state regulators to ensure as much public scrutiny of the deal as possible.
March 21, 2016
by Mollie Melbourne | March 21, 2016 5:15pm
There is a brewing health care crisis in Connecticut, and it involves the state’s poorest and most vulnerable population of people. The good news is there is still time to solve it.
February 29, 2016
by Christine Stuart | February 29, 2016 3:25pm
(Updated 4:48 p.m.) A group of lawmakers, union leaders, and police officers gathered Monday to call for passage of legislation that would allow a first responder an opportunity to make a workers’ compensation claim if they witness a death or maiming.
Tags: PTSD, Andrew Matthews, David Orr, AFSCME Council 4, Cathy Osten, Martin Looney, dh
February 21, 2016
by Sarah Darer Littman | February 21, 2016 12:00pm
Deaths from heroin and opioids increased again in Connecticut last year, and suddenly everyone’s talking about it. Press releases on the topic went out last week from five of Connecticut’s seven Congressional delegates (Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal and Reps. John Larson, Rosa DeLauro, and Joe Courtney).
February 19, 2016
by Christine Stuart | February 19, 2016 1:37am
Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy sat quietly with his budget director, security detail, and other staff members Thursday listening as hundreds lined up to testify against his budget cuts.
February 16, 2016
by Steve Majerus-Collins | February 16, 2016 5:40pm
The state is launching a $12.5 million public-private initiative to help parents overcome substance abuse problems that often rip families apart and land children in foster care.