by Peter Urban | Jul 13, 2018 11:25am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Congress | Courts | DC News Junkie | Health Care | Insurance | SCOTUS | White House
President Trump this week nominated Yale Law School alumnus Brett Kavanaugh to fill Justice Anthony M. Kennedy’s seat on the Supreme Court, drawing immediate opposition from Senate Democrats who want to slow down the confirmation process past this fall’s mid-term election.
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by Jack Kramer | Jul 5, 2018 12:18pm
Posted to: Consumer Protection | Health Care | Public Health
HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut is one of the first two states to join a new effort to combat the opioid crisis by educating people about online pharmacies and how to dispose of prescription drugs.
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by Christine Stuart | Jun 29, 2018 12:57pm
Posted to: Aging | Equality | Health Care | Insurance | Labor | Legal | Public Health
HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 4 p.m.) Telephone wait times for low-income residents seeking to verify their Medicaid, food stamps or other benefits has ballooned to an average of 96 minutes.
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by Peter Urban | Jun 29, 2018 4:20am
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | Congress | DC News Junkie | Ethics | Federal Budget | Health Care | Military Spending | Public Health | Veterans Affairs
The House easily approved legislation that will broaden the list of veterans and family eligible for V.A. benefits who suffer from diseases associated with exposure to herbicides like Agent Orange during the Vietnam War as well as those who served in the Korean DMZ.
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by Peter Urban | Jun 29, 2018 4:15am
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | Civil Liberties | Congress | Consumer Protection | DC News Junkie | Health Care | Immigration | Labor | National Security | Public Health | Public Safety | White House
The U.S. Supreme Court ended its term this week with a bang as Justice Anthony Kennedy — known as a swing vote between the four conservative and four liberal justices — announced his retirement.
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by Jack Kramer | Jun 26, 2018 10:00am
Posted to: Agriculture | Health Care | Insurance | Public Health
HARTFORD, CT—The Board of Physicians Monday voted not to add opioid use disorder and opiate withdrawal to the list of conditions eligible for medical marijuana in Connecticut.
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by Christine Stuart | Jun 22, 2018 11:30am
Posted to: Business | Child Welfare | Health Care | Insurance | Jobs
HARTFORD, CT — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, a Republican, has signaled he’s open to signing legislation that would create a 12-week paid family leave and 20-week paid medical leave program.
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by Peter Urban | Jun 22, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Congress | 1st CD | DC News Junkie | Health Care | Mental Health Care | Public Health | Public Safety
The House this week approved legislation aimed at avoiding over-prescribing of opioid painkillers to Medicare beneficiaries along with a handful of other bills seeking to address the broader opioid-abuse crisis in the United States.
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by Jack Kramer | Jun 19, 2018 12:00pm
Posted to: Health Care | Mental Health Care | Law Enforcement | Public Health | Enfield | Manchester
ENFIELD, CT — Many ideas have been tried to stem the drug crisis that took more than 1,000 lives in Connecticut in 2017. The latest is an innovative version of “Don’t ask, Don’t tell” being tried in the town of Enfield.
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by Christine Stuart | Jun 19, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Congress | Consumer Protection | Equality | Health Care | Insurance | Public Health
HARTFORD, CT — Jonathan Miller, a cystic fibrosis patient who has benefitted from the Affordable Care Act, can’t believe he continues to have to defend it.
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