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 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 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 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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by Jack Kramer | Jun 13, 2018 5:46pm
Posted to: Congress | Consumer Protection | DC News Junkie | Election 2018 | Health Care | Insurance | White House
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy and a group of Democratic senators took over the Senate floor Wednesday to send a warning that huge increases in insurance premiums are underway across the country.
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by Christine Stuart | Jun 4, 2018 2:02pm
Posted to: Congress | 2nd CD | Town News | Willington | Insurance | Housing
WILLINGTON, CT — Vincent and Maggie Perracchio bought their home 27 years ago. It’s where they raised their four kids, and they never imagined the financial and emotional nightmare it would turn out to be.
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by Christine Stuart | Jun 1, 2018 5:26pm
Posted to: Education | Health Care | Insurance
HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy vetoed bill that would have limited his executive authority and allowed one to become law without his signature Friday.
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by Christine Stuart | May 24, 2018 11:37am
Posted to: Congress | Health Care | Insurance
HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut’s health insurance rates for 2019 won’t be submitted until July, but they are likely to increase based on the most recent data from Washington.
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by Christine Stuart | May 23, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Equality | Health Care | Insurance | Legal | Transportation
HARTFORD, CT — Some patients are still not receiving the rides they need and livery and taxi companies are laying off employees because they are no longer receiving calls from the contractor in charge of transporting Connecticut’s 800,000 Medicaid recipients.
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