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March 20, 2019

Committee Takes First Step Toward Public Option

by Christine Stuart | Mar 20, 2019 5:00am
Posted to: Business | Health Care | Insurance | Public Health

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HARTFORD, CT — Some are hoping the legislation that the Insurance and Real Estate Committee passed Tuesday will make Connecticut the first state in the nation to approve a public option.

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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

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 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 5, 2019

Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Work To Strengthen Mental Health Parity

by Christine Stuart | Mar 5, 2019 7:01pm
Posted to: Insurance | Mental Health Care

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HARTFORD, CT — It’s been almost a decade since the federal mental health parity bill was signed into law, but advocates say more needs to be done to ensure those with mental health or substance use disorders are being treated equally for their conditions.

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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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February 22, 2019

Lamont Nominates Deloitte Executive, Former Talk Show Host To Insurance Commissioner

by Christine Stuart | Feb 22, 2019 4:30pm
Posted to: Insurance

HARTFORD, CT —For almost seven years he hosted a weekly political talk show on Cablevision and now he’s Gov. Ned Lamont’s nominee for Insurance Commissioner.

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February 21, 2019

Public Option Discussion Moves Forward

by Christine Stuart | Feb 21, 2019 4:41pm
Posted to: Events | Health Care | Insurance

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HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut lawmakers are taking a hard look this year at government-sponsored public health insurance options.

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