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November 15, 2018

Access Health Enrollment Off To Steady Start

by Christine Stuart | Nov 15, 2018 11:50am
Posted to: Health Care | Insurance

HARTFORD, CT — The number of customers purchasing plans through Connecticut’s insurance exchange is around what it was last year in the first two weeks of open enrollment.

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November 1, 2018

Enrollment for 2019 Health Insurance Plans Starts Today

by Christine Stuart | Nov 1, 2018 11:39am
Posted to: Health Care | Insurance | White House

HARTFORD, CT — It’s the sixth year of enrollment for individuals purchasing insurance on Connecticut’s health insurance exchange and officials say success would be retaining its current customers.

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October 31, 2018

Midwives Could Be Key To Reversing Maternal Mortality Trends

by Elizabeth Heubeck | Oct 31, 2018 11:06am
Posted to: Health Care | Danbury

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The Connecticut Childbirth & Women’s Center in Danbury is a 50-minute drive from Evelyn DeGraf’s home in Westchester. Pregnant with her second child, the 37-year-old didn’t hesitate to make the drive—she wanted her birth to be attended by a midwife, not a doctor.

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October 23, 2018

Hartford First To Raise Smoking Age To 21

by Jack Kramer | Oct 23, 2018 8:35am
Posted to: Health Care | Public Health | Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT —The city of Hartford will be the first in the state to prohibit the sale of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, to anyone under 21 years of age.

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October 16, 2018

Former Access Health CEO Lands Top Position With Contractor

by Christine Stuart | Oct 16, 2018 4:30am
Posted to: Ethics | Health Care | Insurance | Jobs

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HARTFORD, CT — In September 2017 the former CEO of Access Health CT inked a state contract worth more than $2 million with the company that hired him earlier this month.

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October 15, 2018

Will Shift In Public Opinion On Healthcare Impact 2018?

by Christine Stuart | Oct 15, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Congress | 5th CD | Health Care | Insurance | Farmington

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FARMINGTON, CT — A Maryland Congressman told a group of Connecticut residents last week that public opinion of the Affordable Care Act is changing.

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October 3, 2018

Lamont Makes No Grand Promises Regarding Health Care

by Christine Stuart | Oct 3, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Health Care | Insurance | Jobs

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HARTFORD, CT — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ned Lamont has much lower expectations for what he’s going to be able to do to improve the health of Connecticut residents than one might expect from a Democratic candidate this year.

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October 1, 2018

Consumers Feel Sticker Shock As Out-Of-Pocket Health Care Costs Rise

by Sujata Srinivasan | Oct 1, 2018 12:12pm
Posted to: The Economy | Health Care | Jobs

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In February, Joan Goldstein of Monroe received a panicked call for help from her wife, Lauren Goldstein. Joan found Lauren rolled up like a ball on the floor in her office bathroom. “I have never seen her sick in 15 years,” Joan said.

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September 24, 2018

Access Health CT Gets New CEO, But Is Still Short One Board Member

by Christine Stuart | Sep 24, 2018 10:35am
Posted to: Health Care | Insurance | Jobs

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HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut’s health insurance exchange, known as Access Health CT, has been operating without a chief executive officer for most of the summer and it’s short at least one board member. At least one of those positions was filled last week, while another remains vacant.

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September 20, 2018

Kennedy Assists Lamont With Opioid Epidemic

by Christine Stuart | Sep 20, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Health Care | Insurance | Housing | Public Health | Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ned Lamont was joined on the campaign trail Wednesday by Patrick Kennedy, the former Rhode Island Congressman and CEO of the behavioral health nonprofit Kennedy Forum.

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