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January 17, 2019

Enrollment in Access Health Dips By Over 3,000

by Christine Stuart | Jan 17, 2019 11:16am
Posted to: Health Care | Insurance

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EAST HARTFORD, CT — Enrollment in Connecticut’s health exchange dropped this year to 111,066 enrollees, which is 3,068 fewer enrollees than last year.

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January 11, 2019

Access Health CT Still Accepting Applications

by Jack Kramer | Jan 11, 2019 4:04pm
Posted to: Health Care | Insurance

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HARTFORD—With the clock ticking, Access Health CT’s latest statistics show they are closing in on last year’s numbers.

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January 10, 2019

Blumenthal Backs Bills to Lower Drug Prices

by Peter Urban | Jan 10, 2019 5:02pm
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Health Care | Insurance

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WASHINGTON — In a prelude to the 2020 presidential campaign, U.S. Senators Bernie Sanders and Cory Booker — joined by Richard Blumenthal — challenged President Donald Trump on one of his key campaign issues of 2016, urging the president to support legislation they introduced this week to lower the cost of prescription medications across the nation.

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January 9, 2019

Clergy Call On Lamont To Focus On Health Care

by Christine Stuart | Jan 9, 2019 11:46am
Posted to: Health Care | Insurance

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HARTFORD, CT — When Dan Malloy was elected governor in 2010 the faith community had hoped he would implement a public insurance option, but the fiscal realities made it impossible.

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December 18, 2018

Connecticut Supreme Court Asked To Define The Word ‘Collapse’

by Jack Kramer | Dec 18, 2018 2:30pm
Posted to: Courts | Insurance | Legal

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HARTFORD, CT —Whether homeowners’ insurance policies should cover repairs to thousands of homes with crumbling foundations caused by defective concrete was the subject of three separate lawsuits heard Tuesday by the Connecticut Supreme Court.

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December 17, 2018

What Happens In Connecticut If the ACA Ruling Is Upheld?

by Christine Stuart | Dec 17, 2018 4:59pm
Posted to: Congress | Consumer Protection | Election 2018 | Health Care | Insurance | Public Health

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HARTFORD, CT —  If the ruling striking down all of the Affordable Care Act by a Texas judge is upheld, some Connecticut residents will be protected from the elimination of the popular clause requiring health insurers to cover pre-existing conditions.

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December 15, 2018

Access Health Extends Enrollment Deadline to January

by Christine Stuart | Dec 15, 2018 9:46am
Posted to: Health Care | Insurance

HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 1:20 p.m.)Today was supposed to be the last day to purchase health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act, but according to an internal memo sent to brokers by Access Health CT, Connecticut is extending the deadline to Jan. 15.

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December 12, 2018

At First Glance, Enrollment Dips In Connecticut’s Insurance Exchange

by Christine Stuart | Dec 12, 2018 12:54pm
Posted to: Health Care | Insurance

HARTFORD, CT— As the deadline for enrollment in health insurance plans for 2019 approaches, it looks as if Connecticut’s enrollment has dipped slightly since the end of November, but it might not be a fair comparison.

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December 3, 2018

ANALYSIS | Clinic Plan Could Hit State Budget, Raise Patient Costs, Increase Barriers to Access

by Ellen Andrews | Dec 3, 2018 10:41am
Posted to: Analysis | Corporate Watch | Health Care | Mental Health Care | Insurance | Opinion | Health Care Opinion | State Budget | New Haven

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NEW HAVEN, CT — Last week the state Office of Health Strategy held a public hearing on a plan to transfer 28,500 mostly Medicaid patients, now served by three Yale-New Haven (YNHH) neighborhood primary care clinics, to a new site on Long Wharf.

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FOIC Still Fighting For Disclosure On Insurance Acquisitions

by Christine Stuart | Dec 3, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Courts | FOIA | Insurance | Transparency

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HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 3 p.m.) It’s been more than a year fraught with legal delay tactics by the Insurance Department, but the Freedom of Information Commission is still trying to force the disclosure of documents connected to a pair of separate, multi-billion dollar acquisitions that didn’t go through.

Aetna was attempting to buy Humana, and Anthem wanted to purchase Cigna.

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