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December 3, 2018

ANALYSIS | Clinic Plan Could Hit State Budget, Raise Patient Costs, Increase Barriers to Access

by Ellen Andrews | Dec 3, 2018 10:41am
Posted to: Analysis | Corporate Watch | Health Care | Mental Health Care | Insurance | Opinion | Health Care Opinion | State Budget | New Haven

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NEW HAVEN, CT — Last week the state Office of Health Strategy held a public hearing on a plan to transfer 28,500 mostly Medicaid patients, now served by three Yale-New Haven (YNHH) neighborhood primary care clinics, to a new site on Long Wharf.

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November 30, 2018

Enrollment In Access Health CT Ahead of Last Year’s Pace

by Christine Stuart | Nov 30, 2018 2:22pm
Posted to: Health Care | Insurance

HARTFORD, CT — Enrollment in Access Health CT is higher this year than it was last year at this time, but time is running out.

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November 29, 2018

OP-ED | Concerns over Teen Vaping on the Rise

by Barth Keck | Nov 29, 2018 4:59am
Posted to: Child Welfare | Consumer Protection | Education | Health Care | Mental Health Care | Opinion | Health Care Opinion | Public Health | Milford | Old Saybrook

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Smokin’ in the boys’ room has a whole new meaning in schools these days — and it’s no laughing matter.

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November 16, 2018

Access Health Opposes Proposed Abortion Billing Rule

by Christine Stuart | Nov 16, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Health Care | Insurance

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HARTFORD, CT — The Access Health CT Board of Directors plans to send a sharply worded letter in opposition to a rule that would require private insurance companies to send customers separate bills: one for their monthly premium, and another for the portion of their premium - a dollar - that covers abortion.

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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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