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March 22, 2017

OP-ED | Proposed Husky Cuts Could Have A Devastating Impact On Patients In Need

by Craig Glover and Ludwig Spinelli | March 22, 2017 5:30am

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As the CEOs of two local Federally Qualified Health Centers, both of which have a mission of treating every patient who comes to us regardless of ability to pay, we have grave concerns regarding Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s plans to dramatically scale back coverage under the state’s HUSKY plan in this year’s budget proposal.

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March 17, 2017

Murphy, Blumenthal Sign Onto Bill To Place A Fee On Prescription Opioids

by Jack Kramer | March 17, 2017 11:30am

Courtesy of the West Haven mayor's office WEST HAVEN, CT — U.S. Sens Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal are co-sponsors of new legislation that would place a fee on opioid ingredients to fund expansion of substance abuse treatment.

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March 13, 2017

Advocacy Group Asks Lawmakers To Consider Taxing Sugary Beverages

by Christine Stuart | March 13, 2017 11:30am

Trong Nguyen via Shutterstock HARTFORD, CT — A progressive advocacy group is recommending the Connecticut General Assembly consider a tax on sugary beverages in order to fund a welfare-to-work program that subsidizes child care for low-income families.

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March 9, 2017

Connecticut Officials Launch Opposition To Trumpcare

by Christine Stuart | March 9, 2017 6:30am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and members of Connecticut’s Congressional delegation are criticizing a Republican proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act with the American Health Care Act.

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March 7, 2017

Debate On Recreational Marijuana Takes Center Stage

by Jack Kramer | March 7, 2017 3:24pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Tuesday was “pot day” at the state Capitol. Depending on which room you were in at the Legislative Office Building views on legalizing recreational cannabis couldn’t have been more conflicting.

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March 6, 2017

LGBTQ Advocates Lobby For Passage Of Bill Banning Conversion Therapy

by Cara Rosner | March 6, 2017 12:30pm

Christine Stuart / C-HIT photo State lawmakers are considering a bill that would prohibit licensed professionals from performing conversion therapy on minors, a practice designed to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity.

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March 1, 2017

ANALYSIS | A Citywide Health Check-up, Neighborhood by Neighborhood

by Camille Seaberry | March 1, 2017 3:12pm

Take a close look at the neighborhood-by-neighborhood data from the 500 Cities project, a new collaboration by the CDC, the CDC Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which shows us both successes and disparities in the health of Connecticut cities.

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February 27, 2017

Accidental Drug Overdoses Increase 25 Percent In Connecticut

by Jack Kramer | February 27, 2017 12:30pm

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Accidental drug intoxications caused 917 deaths in the state in 2016, an increase of 188, or 25 percent, over those killed by drugs a year earlier, according to a new report issued by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

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February 16, 2017

Senator Intercepts Valentine’s Day Message

by Christine Stuart | February 16, 2017 11:29am

ctnewsjunkie WETHERSFIELD, CT—Good jobs, universal access to public education, and ethnic, racial and gender justice are just a few of the things a handful of advocates were asking Sen. Paul Doyle to support Wednesday.

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February 14, 2017

Hartford Gets $2.35M To Fight Opioids

by Jack Kramer | February 14, 2017 5:12pm

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT – Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said his day started Tuesday the way it “has all too often” – by reading the obituary of a young person in his morning newspaper.

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