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October 15, 2018

Will Shift In Public Opinion On Healthcare Impact 2018?

by Christine Stuart | Oct 15, 2018 5:00am
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 5:00am
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 1:12pm
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 11:35am
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 5:00am
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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September 18, 2018

Health Workers In Connecticut Prisons Call Attention To ‘Dangerously’ Low Staffing Levels

by Christine Stuart | Sep 18, 2018 3:05pm
Posted to: Health Care | Jobs | Labor | Public Health | Public Safety

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HARTFORD, CT — Nurses, social workers, and other medical staff in Connecticut’s Department of Corrections huddled under a tent in the pouring rain Tuesday to bring attention to what they say are unsafe staffing levels.

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September 14, 2018

On The Issue of Pre-Existing Coverage There’s Common Ground

by Christine Stuart | Sep 14, 2018 4:00pm
Posted to: Health Care | Insurance | State Budget

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NEW HAVEN, CT — Connecticut has passed a number of laws recently that mandate health insurance sold in the Nutmeg state must actually provide coverage for consumers.

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Report: Drug Overdose Deaths Hold Steady, But Fentanyl Use Is On The Rise

by Jack Kramer | Sep 14, 2018 11:00am
Posted to: Congress | Federal Budget | Health Care | Law Enforcement | Public Health

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HARTFORD, CT — The number of accidental drug overdose deaths in Connecticut is expected to exceed 1,000 by the end of the year, but a new report shows it seems to be leveling off instead of growing.

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September 13, 2018

Insurance Commissioner Knocks Down Rate Hikes, Reduces Rates On Some Plans

by Christine Stuart | Sep 13, 2018 11:00am
Posted to: Health Care | Insurance

HARTFORD, CT — Insurance Commissioner Katharine Wade reduced the average rate increases proposed by two private health insurance companies from 12.3 percent to 2.72 percent Thursday.

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September 12, 2018

Attorney General: State Employees Took $10.9M In Taxpayer Money In Drug Kickback Scheme

by Christine Stuart | Sep 12, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Consumer Protection | Health Care | Insurance | Legal | State Budget

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HARTFORD, CT — Three years ago, when state Comptroller Kevin Lembo saw the cost of compound pharmaceuticals skyrocketing, he alerted Attorney General George Jepsen whose office filed a lawsuit Tuesday against a former Correction officer, his ex-wife, 11 other state employees, and a Florida-based company at the center of an alleged pyramid scheme.

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