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August 21, 2017

Physicians Board Seeks To Broaden Medical Marijuana

by Jack Kramer | August 21, 2017 11:30am

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — The state Board of Physicians last week recommended adding two debilitating conditions to Connecticut’s growing medical marijuana program, and also re-categorizing two others.

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August 14, 2017

OP-ED | Connecticut’s Medicaid Future Looks Bleak

by Ellen Andrews | August 14, 2017 5:30am

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Things are good in Connecticut’s Medicaid program now, but it wasn’t always this way.

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August 10, 2017

Connecticut Would Save Planned Parenthood If Congress Defunds It

by Christine Stuart | August 10, 2017 12:00pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie ENFIELD, CT — The threat to defund Planned Parenthood is always lingering, and that’s why Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman said Wednesday that Connecticut has a backup plan.

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Surge In Ticks Continues

by Jack Kramer | August 10, 2017 5:30am

shutterstock NEW HAVEN, CT — Tick-borne diseases, in the words of U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, “are becoming an epidemic” in the state of Connecticut.

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August 3, 2017

Connecticut Gets Mixed Reviews For Cancer Prevention

by Jack Kramer | August 3, 2017 11:30am

HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut is getting mixed reviews when it comes to supporting policies and passing legislation to prevent and reduce suffering and death from cancer, according to a new report.

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July 17, 2017

Malloy Says Lawmakers Need To ‘Check Their Egos At the Door’

by Christine Stuart | July 17, 2017 4:15pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said it’s time for lawmakers to check their partisanship and egos at the door and pass a temporary, 90-day budget as they work on a two-year spending plan.

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July 10, 2017

Opioid Crisis Shows No Signs of Slowing in Connecticut

by Jack Kramer | July 10, 2017 4:01pm

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie BRIDGEPORT, CT — Accidental drug intoxication deaths, which increased 25 percent in 2016, “are not decreasing,” Connecticut Chief Medical Examiner James Gill told first responders and community providers Monday.

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June 27, 2017

OP-ED | Increase Revenue To Save Medicaid And Other Basic Services For People With Disabilities

by Lisa Abbey-James | June 27, 2017 11:00pm

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I have severe disabilities, including brain injury and spinal cord injury, due to accidents in 1985 and 1992. I write to object to the willingness of some in the legislature to consider raising revenue to balance the state budget but ONLY to save municipalities from cuts, and NOT to prevent further shredding of the safety net for people like me.

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June 23, 2017

OP-ED | Protect Contraceptive Access in Connecticut

by Sarah Croucher | June 23, 2017 12:01am

In January, female legislators in Connecticut proposed bills that would protect copay-free access to birth control for insurance plans in our state.

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June 22, 2017

Yale Study Finds Indoor Tanning Ban For Minors Is Not Fool Proof

by Cara Rosner | June 22, 2017 11:36am

Wikipedia In states where minors are banned from using indoor tanning facilities, like Connecticut, young people are still accessing the services, a new study has found.

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