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September 23, 2016

State to Hospitals: The Tax Is Legal

by Christine Stuart | September 23, 2016 1:32pm

The state departments of Social Services and Revenue Services found that the hospital tax enacted in 2011 by the General Assembly and implemented by the two agencies is legal.

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September 20, 2016

Should Doctors Lose Money If They Fail To Achieve Healthy Outcomes?

by Christine Stuart | September 20, 2016 5:29am

shutterstock It’s not everyday that healthcare advocates and the Department of Social Services agree, but that’s what’s happening in a debate on how to save money and make sure residents, especially those on Medicaid, get the care they need.

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September 15, 2016

9th Annual Connecticut Mission of Mercy Dental Clinic Set for Friday in Hartford

by Staff Report | September 15, 2016 10:37pm

Nancy Guenther Chapman for CTNewsJunkie The Connecticut Foundation for Dental Outreach is set to kick off its 9th annual Connecticut Mission of Mercy Free Dental Clinic in Hartford at the XL Center on Friday.

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New State Website To Focus On Caregiver Careers

by Cara Rosner | September 15, 2016 5:30am

CTNewsJunkie file photo Foreseeing growing demand in the field, Connecticut is rolling out a multimedia advertising campaign encouraging people to consider jobs as in-home caregivers.

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September 12, 2016

Mother of Disabled Son Goes To Court To Stop State Privatization

by Christine Stuart | September 12, 2016 5:30am

Jack Kramer file photo The mother of a disabled 51-year-old who lives at a state facility in Hamden is suing the Department of Developmental Services for transitioning its work to the private sector in order to save money.

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August 31, 2016

Officials Say More Needs To Be Done To Combat Opioid Epidemic

by Christine Stuart | August 31, 2016 2:06pm

Christine Stuart / CTNewsJunkie Connecticut will get $1 million from the Obama administration to help curb opioid abuse. It’s part of an $11 million grant to 11 states to expand access to medication-assisted treatment services for people with opioid use disorder.

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August 29, 2016

Walk and Rally Highlight Addiction Crisis

by Jack Kramer | August 29, 2016 5:30am

Jack Kramer / CTNewsJunkie Sue Willette gets emotional when she talks about the struggles her sons have had with drug addiction, but she is determined to tell the story.

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August 24, 2016

California-Based Advocacy Group Files Federal Education Lawsuit in Connecticut

by Christine Stuart | August 24, 2016 3:55pm

Courtesy of Students Matter A California-based education advocacy group backed by Silicon Valley entrepreneur David Welch filed a federal lawsuit in Connecticut Tuesday seeking to establish a federal constitutional right to an adequate education.

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August 16, 2016

State Agency Will Privatize Services For Disabled, Lay Off State Workers

by Christine Stuart | August 16, 2016 2:06pm

Courtesy of Malloy's office The Department of Development Services will reduce its workforce by 605 employees after Jan. 1, 2017 and privatize most of its remaining group home services, the agency’s commissioner said Tuesday.

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August 2, 2016

Recovery School Documentary Well Received In Branford

by Jack Kramer | August 2, 2016 3:30pm

Jack Kramer photo Moviegoers in Branford Monday were moved by a film that tracked a recovery high school in Houston and were hopeful it would kick start efforts to establish a similar school in Connecticut.

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