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September 21, 2017

ANALYSIS | Connecticut’s Uninsured Rate Still Dropping, But Congress May Unravel Progress

by Ellen Andrews | September 21, 2017 7:21pm


In good news, U.S. Census data finds that Connecticut’s uninsured rate continues to drop. Last year 4.9 percent of Connecticut residents didn’t have coverage. While that’s still 179,000 people and far too high, it is down by almost half from 2013. The bad news is that all that progress is at risk with a vote in Congress next week. Despite what you’ve heard, efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act and slash Medicaid are alive and well.

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September 11, 2017

Uncertainty Continues To Drive Healthcare Discussion

by Christine Stuart | September 11, 2017 4:51pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy said Republican President Donald Trump makes good on his promises so “he might” pull the plug on Obamacare subsidies.

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September 1, 2017

OP-ED | Through Challenging Times, Connecticut Teachers Teach - Always

by Barth Keck | September 1, 2017 5:30am

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The new school year has just begun. As a teacher, I’ve seen many beginnings to school years — 27, to be exact — but I can’t remember a more volatile environment at the start.

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August 28, 2017

Debate Over Prescription Drug Pricing Moves To States

by Christine Stuart | August 28, 2017 5:30am

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — With Congress mostly paralyzed, the debate over how to lower prescription drug prices is moving to the states.

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August 18, 2017

OP-ED | State Bill Endorses Media Literacy for Students; Adults Need It, Too

by Barth Keck | August 18, 2017 5:30am

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While Connecticut legislators and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy were busy with budget battles this summer, other news from Hartford slipped through the cracks.

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August 17, 2017

OP-ED | What Remains But The Fight?

by Susan Bigelow | August 17, 2017 8:00pm

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Let me go outside, and see the birds and the trees and the deep blue of the sky, and let them give me life again. Let my weariness and guilt and horror sink into the ground, let the wide river carry them all away, and let me be ready for whatever comes next.

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Connecticut’s Elected Officials Rally Against Hate, Trump & White Supremacists

by Christine Stuart | August 17, 2017 12:00pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 5 p.m.) Middletown Mayor Dan Drew gathered about 75 people Thursday on the steps of the state Capitol in Hartford to denounce Republican President Donald Trump’s comments following the events in Charlottesville.

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August 16, 2017

Blumenthal: ‘No Moral Equivalence’; Incitement of Violence Is Not Protected Speech

by Christine Stuart | August 16, 2017 3:03pm

christine stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Moments after a Hartford press conference in which U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal denounced Republican President Donald Trump’s remarks regarding the tumult in Charlottesville, one of the president’s top business councils disbanded. Then, minutes later, Trump tweeted he was disbanding both councils.

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CBO: Insurance Premiums Would Increase and Federal Deficit Worsen

by Christine Stuart | August 16, 2017 5:30am

Healthcare.gov HARTFORD, CT — Ending billions in federal insurance subsidies would worsen the federal deficit and increase insurance premiums, the Congressional Budget Office warned Tuesday in its report.

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August 14, 2017

Trump Follows Up With Stronger Condemnation

by Christine Stuart | August 14, 2017 2:47pm

WhiteHouse.gov screen grab Republican President Donald Trump addressed the growing outrage over his tepid reaction to the violence in Virginia this weekend in a brief statement to reporters Monday.

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