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March 15, 2019

Minimum Wage, Captive Audience, Public Option Bills Pass Labor

by Christine Stuart | Mar 15, 2019 9:59am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Health Care | Insurance | Jobs | Labor | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT —Three significant bills were passed out of committee Thursday: a minimum wage increase, limits on what employers can say to employees in the workplace, and the creation of a public health insurance option for small businesses.

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March 13, 2019

Actor Helps Lobby For Aid-In-Dying Legislation

by Christine Stuart | Mar 13, 2019 6:00pm
Posted to: Health Care | Mental Health Care | Legal

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HARTFORD, CT — Actor James Naughton, whose wife died from pancreatic cancer in 2013, was surprised to learn that aid-in-dying legislation has never made it out of the Public Health Committee in Connecticut.

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Democratic House Leader Promises A Vote On Removing Religious Exemption To Vaccines

by Christine Stuart | Mar 13, 2019 1:09pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Education | Health Care | Public Health | Public Safety

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HARTFORD, CT — House Majority Leader Matt Ritter vowed Wednesday that in the next 12 months the General Assembly will vote on whether to eliminate religious exemptions for vaccines for school children.

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Seniors Call For Action on Rising Prescription Drug Costs

by Peter Urban | Mar 13, 2019 5:29am
Posted to: Aging | Business | Congress | Consumer Protection | Corporate Watch | DC News Junkie | Health Care | Insurance | Public Health | Elderly Care

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WASHINGTON — The AARP has launched a broad-ranging campaign urging state and federal policymakers to act to drive down the cost of prescription drugs.

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March 12, 2019

Bill That Reiterates Connecticut’s Religious Exemption to Vaccines Advances

by Christine Stuart | Mar 12, 2019 3:20pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | Health Care | Public Health

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HARTFORD, CT — The Children’s Committee forwarded a bill to the House Tuesday that changes vaccine exemption forms to notify parents of the current law.

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March 11, 2019

As Measles Returns, Connecticut Offers Little Info About Immunization Rates

by Christine Stuart | Mar 11, 2019 4:59am
Posted to: Child Welfare | Education | FOIA | Sunshine Week | Health Care | Public Health | Religion

From the CENTERS for Disease Control and Prevention

HARTFORD, CT — When immunization rates fall below a certain percentage, vulnerable populations such as babies under six months or individuals with certain medical conditions are at risk, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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March 7, 2019

Dems Push For Public Option

by Christine Stuart | Mar 7, 2019 2:15pm
Posted to: Health Care | Insurance

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HARTFORD, CT —The first person Gov. Ned Lamont ran against is responsible for killing a public option as part of the Affordable Care Act a decade ago, but as governor he might have a chance this year to sign a public option into law.

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March 6, 2019

Murphy: Affordable Care Act Will Be on 2020 Ballot

by Peter Urban | Mar 6, 2019 6:00am
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Health Care | Insurance

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy made clear Tuesday that the Affordable Care Act will remain front-and-center as a campaign issue for Senate Republicans facing re-election in 2020.

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March 1, 2019

Bill Opening Up Health Insurance Market To Immigrants Advances

by Jack Kramer | Mar 1, 2019 11:00am
Posted to: Health Care | Immigration | Insurance

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HARTFORD, CT —A bill that mandates that health insurers cover immigrants living in Connecticut was voted to be drafted as a committee by the Insurance and Real Estate Committee Thursday.

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February 28, 2019

Lawmakers Continue Work on Lowering Drug Prices

by Jack Kramer | Feb 28, 2019 3:04pm
Posted to: Health Care | Insurance

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HARTFORD, CT — A bill designed to bring prescription drug price hikes under control was praised by some and panned by the industry Thursday.

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