April 17, 2014
by Nora Duncan, State Director, AARP CT | April 17, 2014 11:28am
With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and the expansion of Medicaid, more Connecticut residents than ever before have access to some form of health insurance. But insurance coverage doesn’t always guarantee access to care. By passing Senate Bill 36, Connecticut lawmakers can ensure that more Connecticut residents have access to the care they need.
Tags: APRN, Federal Trade Commission, state Senate, House, Nora Duncan, AARP, dh
April 15, 2014
by Wade Gibson | April 15, 2014 5:30am
Everyone loves to hate taxes. Too high. Too low. Too complicated. The reason for this is simple: our tendency to focus only on what we pay, not how we benefit. What if you considered the cost of your home without considering all the benefits a home brings? Shelter, security, comfort, memories, and more. You might end up hating your home, too. But we love our homes, accepting the costs of homeownership knowing that the benefits far outweigh them.
April 14, 2014
by Wendell Potter | April 14, 2014 12:40pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia — During the year leading up to the 2008 presidential primaries, my insurance industry colleagues and I were working hard to influence the debate on health care reform.
Tags: ealthcare reform in the United States, Health, Health insurance, Social Issues, Government, Health economics, Medicine, United States National Health Care Act, Medicare, Health and Medical and Pharma, Healthcare reform, Healthcare in Canada, Single-payer health care, Publicly funded health care
by Brian O'Shaughnessy | April 14, 2014 3:30am
April 11, 2014
by Margaret Cibes | April 11, 2014 10:00am
The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) is the focus of much controversy to date about the testing’s potential effects on state and local governments, with respect to their budgets, on school districts, with respect to their curricula, and on teachers, with respect to their salaries. We need to “peel” the assessment “onion” to look at its potential effects on the core group — the students, who are most directly affected by any testing program.
Tags: Margaret Cibes, math, assessment, SBAC, dh
by Susan Bigelow | April 11, 2014 9:00am
It’s been an amazing year for Connecticut basketball. Both the men and women won national championships, making our little state the center of the basketball world. The tournaments were incredibly lucrative for everyone involved — except the actual players.
Tags: ncaa, uconn basketball, uconn women, Shabazz Napier, unions, Susan Bigelow, dh
by Suzanne Bates | April 11, 2014 8:00am
President Obama earned two Pinnochios from the Washington Post this week for using the oft-cited but misleading statistic that women earn 77 cents for every dollar a man earns. The issue is a favorite for U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, who gave the high-five heard ‘round the country at this year’s State of the Union address when President Obama brought up the wage gap.
Tags: equal pay day, motherhood, women, Obama, Malloy, Suzanne Bates, dh
by Terry D. Cowgill | April 11, 2014 5:30am
April 10, 2014
by Jennifer Alexander | April 10, 2014 8:51am
Last week, the State Board of Education took a stand for Connecticut’s children and approved four new public charter schools. As a result of that historic decision, thousands of children will have access to the high-quality education they deserve.
April 9, 2014
by Barth Keck | April 9, 2014 5:30am