April 21, 2015
by Christine Stuart | April 21, 2015 3:58pm
Officials from the Department of Social Services told the legislature’s Appropriations and Human Services Committee on Tuesday that they’ve been successful in decreasing the amount of time it takes clients to get through to its benefits center on the phone.
Tags: Roderick Bremby, Sheldon Toubman, DSS, Medicaid, food stamps, ImpaCT, ConnectCT, dh
March 13, 2015
by Jordan Fenster | March 13, 2015 11:00am
A bill that would provide workers compensation coverage for first responders in Connecticut who suffer post-traumatic stress disorder after witnessing the death of another human being took one step closer to becoming law Thursday.
March 11, 2015
by Cara Rosner | March 11, 2015 12:00pm
Thousands of Connecticut residents, including many low-income individuals, won’t get the mental health services they need if a $25 million funding reduction remains in the proposed state budget, service providers say.
February 16, 2015
by Rick Calvert | February 16, 2015 10:18am
Child and Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut, a major private non-profit provider of a host of human services safety net services, awaits the governor’s upcoming budget address with growing concern.
February 5, 2015
by Jordan Fenster | February 5, 2015 11:00pm
by Christine Stuart | February 5, 2015 6:30am
Nonprofit human service providers worry that budget cuts, like the $25 million one to mental health and substance abuse grants, will be carried forward in the 2016 budget.
January 6, 2015
by Christine Stuart | January 6, 2015 2:22pm
November 26, 2014
by Wendell Potter | November 26, 2014 6:58pm
Supremes To Decide Challenge To Obamacare Based On A Single Sentence
At least four million Americans will rejoin the ranks of the uninsured — and consequently lose access to affordable health care — if the Supreme Court sides with opponents of Obamacare in a case that hinges on the interpretation of a single sentence in the law. But if that’s the price that has to be paid to impose an ideology that worships the so-called free market no matter what the cost, so be it, say the folks at a libertarian influence shop in Washington.
Tags: Wendell Potter, Healthcare reform in the United States, Health, Insurance, Health insurance, Social Issues, Presidency of Barack Obama, Financial economics, Healthcare in the United States, Cato Institute, Politics of the United States, 111th United States Congress, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Health insurance coverage in the United States, Supreme Court
November 21, 2014
Child Advocate Report: Yale’s Psych Recommendations for Lanza Weren’t Sent or Included in Ed Records
by Christine Stuart | November 21, 2014 5:46pm
Even though the parents of the gunman who took the lives of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School allowed doctors from Yale to share information with the school system, not all of the information was transmitted, according to a new report Friday from the Office of the Child Advocate.
November 14, 2014
by Camden Archambeau | November 14, 2014 3:16pm
EDITOR’S NOTE: Introducing Camden Archambeau, a 13-year-old student writer and thinker in Sarah Darer Littman’s essay class at the Writopia Lab.
In the wake of the shooting tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, where 26 people were killed by Adam Lanza, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy formed a commission to review and reform policy regarding public safety, especially on school safety, gun violence, and mental health.