August 27, 2015
by Elizabeth Regan | August 27, 2015 5:30am
People who purchased health insurance through the state healthcare exchange and who want to quit smoking are entitled to free medications and services — even if their insurer doesn’t appear to want them to know about it.
August 21, 2015
by Christine Stuart | August 21, 2015 2:56pm
Should the Department of Children and Families Connecticut Juvenile Training School be closed? That’s the question lawmakers and state officials tried to answer Friday.
August 18, 2015
by Madeline Stocker | August 18, 2015 7:00pm
August 7, 2015
by Elizabeth Regan | August 7, 2015 11:00am
As the state continues to divert money from a tobacco abuse prevention fund to the general budget, advocates working to curb cancer deaths blame lawmakers for failing to support efforts to quit the habit and for opening the door to a new generation of smokers.
July 16, 2015
by Christine Stuart | July 16, 2015 4:08pm
A day after Lawrence & Memorial Hospital announced it was joining the Yale New Haven Healthcare Corporation, Day Kimball Healthcare and Hartford Healthcare announced they were exploring a “strategic partnership that could lead to a formal affiliation.”
by Elizabeth Regan | July 16, 2015 12:15am
Gary Mendell, a father from Easton, was in New London on Wednesday to talk about the role the government can play in shifting society’s response to drug addiction from shaming to saving.
July 15, 2015
by Madeline Stocker | July 15, 2015 3:11pm
July 10, 2015
by Jeremiah Grace | July 10, 2015 8:00am
Connecticut taxpayers invest in a number of public services that make our lives better — police and fire departments for our communities, public parks, roads, and mass transit, and the single most important investment: public education. Charter schools are a member of that public school system, and this year, state lawmakers changed the law to make them even better for taxpayers, communities, and importantly, the families who need them.
July 9, 2015
by Christine Stuart | July 9, 2015 2:53pm
A bill touted by House Speaker Brendan Sharkey that would put student housing and new medical facilities acquired by large hospital networks on the tax rolls for the first time was one of the many concepts buried in a special session budget bill last week.
July 6, 2015
by Christine Stuart | July 6, 2015 12:48pm
The Working Families Party and their allies in organized labor may have been outspent this past legislative session, but they eked out a victory during the special session and vowed to continue to fight for working families next year.