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January 10, 2019

Class Action Lawsuit Seeks Answers About Rides To Doctors

by Christine Stuart | Jan 10, 2019 11:30am
Posted to: Health Care | Public Health | Disability Care | Elderly Care | Poverty | Norwalk | Thomaston

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HARTFORD, CT —  Six Medicaid recipients filed a class action lawsuit Tuesday against the state Department of Social Services for failing to provide them with timely transportation to their doctor appointments.

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July 13, 2018

DSS Reduces Average Wait To One And A Half Hours

by Christine Stuart | Jul 13, 2018 12:58pm
Posted to: Equality | Health Care | Labor | Legal | Public Health | Elderly Care | Poverty | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — The Department of Social Services average wait time for its call center improved slightly in June to 85 minutes, at the same time as the call abandonment rate increased from 57 to 58 percent.

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March 28, 2018

OP-ED | Converting State Human Service Programs To Community-based Saves Money & Quality Care

by Gian-Carl Casa | Mar 28, 2018 4:30am
Posted to: Opinion | Member Opinion | Nonprofits | Public Health | Disability Care | Elderly Care | State Budget

As Connecticut struggles with state budget problems, the leaders of community nonprofits say the State can provide necessary and essential services at a lower cost by converting more state human services programs to community-based services.

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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


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 23, 2018

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Florida School Shooting Puts Sandy Hook Back In Spotlight

by Peter Urban | Feb 23, 2018 5:31am
Posted to: Congress | 5th CD | Consumer Protection | DC News Junkie | Education | Election 2018 | Environment | Health Care | Mental Health Care | Law Enforcement | Public Health | Elderly Care | Public Safety | White House | Newtown | Energy Sector

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The mass shooting at a high school in Florida has renewed calls for government action against gun violence and once again put a spotlight on families who lost children five years ago at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Two of them — Nicole Hockley and Mark Barden — were at the White House this week participating in a “listening session” that President Donald Trump held to learn from those who have lived through such tragedies.

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February 5, 2018

Preserving Dignity Through Independence at Home

by CTNewsJunkie | Feb 5, 2018 10:00pm
Posted to: Aging | Sponsored Post | Elderly Care

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