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October 16, 2018

OP-ED | Voters Age 50+ Support the Connecticut Retirement Security Program

by Nora Duncan | Oct 16, 2018 1:23pm
Posted to: Aging | Analysis | Opinion | Poverty

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According to a wide-ranging survey by AARP Research, a large majority of Connecticut voters age 50 and older indicated the candidates’ positions on implementing the Connecticut Retirement Security Program (CRSP) will be important as they cast their votes in the 2018 election. The survey is part of AARP’s “Be The Difference. Vote.™” campaign and continues AARP’s long tradition of nonpartisan voter engagement.

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June 29, 2018

DSS Wait Times Near 2 Hours In Some Cases

by Christine Stuart | Jun 29, 2018 11:57am
Posted to: Aging | Equality | Health Care | Insurance | Labor | Legal | Public Health

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HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 4 p.m.) Telephone wait times for low-income residents seeking to verify their Medicaid, food stamps or other benefits has ballooned to an average of 96 minutes.

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March 11, 2018

OP-ED | $15 Minimum Wage Has Unintended Consequences

by William Geiger | Mar 11, 2018 10:35pm
Posted to: Aging | Jobs | Labor | Opinion | Sponsored Opinion | Elderly Care

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Most business owners are in favor of paying higher wages to their workers if it makes business sense. There are obvious benefits to a well-paid workforce, but some businesses — especially those reliant on government funding — would be put at a disadvantage if the Connecticut minimum wage is increased too quickly.

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February 5, 2018

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Posted to: Aging | Sponsored Post | Elderly Care

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November 29, 2017

Legislative Leaders Want To Save Health Care Program for Elderly and Disabled

by Christine Stuart | Nov 29, 2017 3:22pm
Posted to: Aging | Health Care | Insurance | State Budget | Special Session | State Capitol

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Legislative leaders said they’ve heard the concerns of the 113,000 elderly and disabled who would lose all or part of their health coverage under the two-year budget they recently adopted and they want to return before Jan. 1, 2018 to find the funding.

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June 12, 2017

OP-ED | Modest Funding For Independent Living Centers Is Smart State Budgeting

by Daria Smith | Jun 12, 2017 9:00pm
Posted to: Aging | Health Care | Mental Health Care | Opinion | Sponsored Opinion | Public Health | Disability Care | State Budget

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A young mother, partially paralyzed in a car crash, was living in a nursing facility and dependent on the state to pay thousands of dollars in support each month. With the help of an independent living centers, she was able to find an apartment that suited her needs and gain the necessary skills to live there on her own. Today, she is living in her own home, working at a local store, and caring for her child.

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April 18, 2017

OP-ED | Reject Cuts to Home Care Services

by Lois Cody | Apr 18, 2017 9:00pm
Posted to: Aging | Civil Liberties | Health Care | Mental Health Care | Housing | Opinion | Public Health

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First Lady Rosalyn Carter famously declared, “there are only four kinds of people in the world: those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and those who will need a caregiver.”

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April 17, 2017

Adoptees Try Again To Get Access To Their Birth Certificates

by Christine Stuart | Apr 17, 2017 4:30am
Posted to: Aging | Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Equality | Health Care | Legal | Public Health

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — A bill that would restore the right of every adopted adult citizen in Connecticut to obtain a copy of their original birth certificate is winding its way through the legislative process.

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January 31, 2017

Home Medical Providers Get 60-Day Delay For New System

by Christine Stuart | Jan 31, 2017 3:05pm
Posted to: Aging | Business | Health Care | Insurance | Jobs | Nonprofits | State Budget

shutterstock HARTFORD, CT—The 11th hour plea that home medical providers made to the Department of Social Services, and chairs of the Human Services and Appropriations Committee to delay the implementation of a new telephonic and computer-based in-home scheduling, tracking, and billing system was heard.

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December 13, 2016

Changing Social Security Would Be A Tough Sell

by Jack Kramer | Dec 13, 2016 5:30am
Posted to: Aging | Congress | Poverty | Social Security | White House

CTNewsJunkie file photo Even though tinkering with the Social Security hasn’t been one of President-elect Donald Trump’s big initiatives it isn’t stopping a powerful Republican senator from proposing drastic changes to the currently underfunded entitlement program.

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