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December 19, 2014

OP-ED | Collapse Of The Tenet Deal An Ominous Sign

by Terry D. Cowgill | December 19, 2014 5:30am

The apparent collapse of a deal allowing a for-profit company to buy five hospitals in Connecticut could deal a devastating blow to the patients who depend on those facilities — and to the healthcare access of hundreds of thousands across the state.

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December 11, 2014

Tenet Withdraws Plans To Purchase Connecticut Hospitals

by Christine Stuart | December 11, 2014 5:50pm

Corutesy of Waterbury Hospital (Updated 8:55 p.m.) More than a week after regulators gave the thumbs up to Texas-based Tenet Corporation’s takeover of Waterbury Hospital, the private hospital chain announced it was abandoning plans to purchase Waterbury and four other Connecticut hospitals.

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December 2, 2014

Jepsen, Regulators Give Thumbs Up To Waterbury Hospital Takeover

by Christine Stuart | December 2, 2014 5:30am

Courtesy of Waterbury Hospital (Updated 8:24 a.m.) Attorney General George Jepsen and the Office of Health Care Access gave their blessing Monday to an agreement that allows a Dallas-based, for-profit hospital chain to take over the nonprofit Waterbury Hospital.

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November 2, 2014

Former Republican Gov. of Puerto Rico Tells Latino Voters To ‘Break The Shackles’

by Christine Stuart | November 2, 2014 4:29am

Christine Stuart photo Former Puerto Rico Gov. Luis Fortuño told a crowd gathered at Tequilas restaurant in Waterbury Saturday to “break the shackles” of one party rule.

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October 27, 2014

ANALYSIS | Moderate Esty Appeals To Liberals, Or Liberal Esty Appeals To Moderates?

by Matt DeRienzo | October 27, 2014 6:30am


On a recent day on the campaign trail, 5th District Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty sat down with the board of the Waterbury Chamber of Commerce. She talked about helping businesspeople work through some federal regulations that could be eased for them.

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October 24, 2014

Unions Continue To Express Concerns Over Hospital Conversions

by Cara Rosner | October 24, 2014 11:49am

New Haven Register file photo A senior official at the Dallas-based corporation trying to buy community hospitals in Bristol, Vernon, Manchester and Waterbury says privatizing them is the best way to keep them viable, but employee representatives have major concerns about the potential buyouts. 

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July 7, 2014

State To Invest $19.2M In Waterbury

by Christine Stuart | July 7, 2014 3:57pm

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy delivered some good news to the most distressed municipality in the state Monday when he announced that the state planned to spend about $19.2 million in Waterbury buying up properties, renovating old ones, and improving transportation options.

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April 21, 2014

Clock Is Ticking On Hospital Conversion Legislation

by Christine Stuart | April 21, 2014 11:17am

(Updated 2:41 p.m.) Legislation addressing the burning question of whether for profit entities should be allowed to purchase nonprofit hospitals in the state is still “a work in progress,” Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Friday.

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April 16, 2014

The Rowlands’ Political Paper Trail Includes Republicans & Democrats

by Christine Stuart | April 16, 2014 4:29am

Douglas Healey photo Campaign finance records show that in the years following his incarceration, former Gov. John G. Rowland and his wife, Patricia, made several donations to both Democratic and Republican candidates and town committees.

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March 20, 2014

Does Hospital Conversion Bill Go Too Far?

by Christine Stuart | March 20, 2014 11:24am

Courtesy of the Senate Democratic caucus Lawmakers are struggling with the idea of allowing a private for-profit company to purchase nonprofit community hospitals in the state.

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