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February 15, 2019

Independent Living Centers Pitch Bysieiwicz On Funding

by Christine Stuart | Feb 15, 2019 1:11pm
Posted to: The Economy | Equality | Health Care | Jobs | Nonprofits | Public Health | Disability Care | State Budget | Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — Days before Gov. Ned Lamont’s first budget is unveiled a small group of advocates who help individuals with disabilities live independently met with his number two.

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February 14, 2019

Chances of Paid Family Medical Leave Improve

by Christine Stuart | Feb 14, 2019 4:00pm
Posted to: Business | Health Care | Insurance | Jobs | Labor | Manufacturing | Nonprofits

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HARTFORD, CT — It’s the fifth year the Connecticut General Assembly is discussing the creation of a paid Family Medical Leave Trust Fund and the chances it will pass this year were improved by the results of the 2018 election.

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Committee Hears Bill That Requires Health Insurers To Cover Immigrants

by Jack Kramer | Feb 14, 2019 12:26pm
Posted to: Health Care | Immigration | Insurance

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HARTFORD, CT —Proponents say legislators should get behind a bill to mandate access to health insurance for immigrants living in Connecticut because currently the cost of such care is being paid by all citizens.

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National Experts Help Steer Public Option Discussion

by Christine Stuart | Feb 14, 2019 5:00am
Posted to: Equality | Health Care | Insurance

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HARTFORD, CT — Government-sponsored public health insurance options are getting a hard look this year from the Connecticut General Assembly.

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February 13, 2019

Courtney, Larson Again Champion Medicare Buy-In Bill

by Peter Urban | Feb 13, 2019 3:28pm
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Equality | Federal Budget | Health Care | Insurance

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WASHINGTON — Representatives Joe Courtney and John Larson joined other Democrats Wednesday to once again introduce legislation that would allow older Americans, who are not yet eligible for Medicare, to buy into the federal health care program.

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OP-ED | How Paid Family Leave Helped My Family

by Jorge Cabrera | Feb 13, 2019 7:33am
Posted to: Health Care | Insurance | Opinion | Public Health

I wandered around the white, neutral smelling room on the fourth floor wondering what just happened. One moment I was holding my wife’s hand trying to be a pillar of calm and reassurance but secretly filled with a bubbling uncertainty that I prayed would not show up on my face.

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February 11, 2019

Pregnancy Center Legislation Sees Supporters and Opponents

by Jack Kramer | Feb 11, 2019 11:00pm
Posted to: Health Care | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — The Public Health Committee heard two different stories Monday about a bill that would regulate crisis pregnancy centers.

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February 7, 2019

Critics Pan Bill To Change Signer of Vaccine Exemption Form

by Jack Kramer | Feb 7, 2019 3:36pm
Posted to: Health Care | Religion

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HARTFORD, CT — Removing school nurses and adding clergy as authorized signers of a form to exempt children from vaccines was the subject of a well attended public hearing Thursday.

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DeLauro Slams Trump Over Management of ACA

by Peter Urban | Feb 7, 2019 5:30am
Posted to: Congress | 3rd CD | DC News Junkie | Health Care | Insurance

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., on Wednesday criticized the Trump administration for intentionally undermining the 2010 Affordable Care Act, leading to skyrocketing premium costs and an increase in uninsured rates particularly for women, low-income people and those under 35.

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February 6, 2019

Proposed Legislation Revives Vaccination Debate In Connecticut

by Jack Kramer | Feb 6, 2019 5:00am
Posted to: Education | Health Care | Public Health | Religion

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HARTFORD, CT — In 2015, in the midst of a measles outbreak in California, Connecticut’s legislature passed a law requiring parents to present an annual notarized statement of their vaccine exemption to schools and day cares.

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