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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 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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Larson Launches ‘Expand Social Security Caucus’

by Peter Urban | Sep 14, 2018 12:00pm
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Insurance | Social Security

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WASHINGTON — Congressman John Larson and Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont have teamed up to promote efforts in Congress to bolster Social Security.

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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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September 7, 2018

UPDATE: Delegation Pens Letter Supporting Malloy on Storm Aid

by Peter Urban | Sep 7, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: DC News Junkie | Insurance | Weather

The Connecticut Congressional Delegation sent a letter this week to FEMA’s Office of Response and Recovery supporting Gov. Dannel Malloy’s appeal of the agency’s denial of disaster aid to individual property owners as well as the towns Bridgewater, New Milford, and Roxbury which sustained significant storm damage in May.

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September 6, 2018

Connecticut Regulators To Weigh CVS-Aetna Merger

by Christine Stuart | Sep 6, 2018 11:08am
Posted to: Business | Health Care | Insurance | Legal

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HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut Insurance Department regulators will get a chance to weigh in next month on CVS Health’s intention to acquire Hartford-based Aetna for $70 billion.

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September 5, 2018

Public Continues To Weigh In On Cost

by Christine Stuart | Sep 5, 2018 3:34pm
Posted to: Health Care | Insurance

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HARTFORD, CT — A South Windsor lawmaker told executives from two health insurance companies Wednesday that if they want to keep customers then they can’t keep proposing double digit or near double digit rate increases.

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September 4, 2018

Health Insurance Rate Hike Hearing Wednesday

by Christine Stuart | Sep 4, 2018 11:39am
Posted to: Health Care | Insurance

HARTFORD, CT — The public will get a chance to weigh in Wednesday on the proposed health insurance rate hikes for plans both on and off Connecticut’s exchange.

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August 31, 2018

Malloy Appeals FEMA Denial of Assistance for May Tornadoes

by Peter Urban | Aug 31, 2018 10:30am
Posted to: DC News Junkie | Insurance | Weather | Brookfield

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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy this week filed an appeal with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to reconsider its decision denying individual assistance to homeowners in New Haven and Fairfield counties who suffered losses from severe storms on May 15.

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