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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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OP-ED | Your Tax Plan is Bad: 2018 Edition

by Susan Bigelow | Aug 31, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Analysis | The Economy | Election 2018 | Insurance | Manufacturing | Military Spending | Opinion

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It’s election season again, and so it’s time to save our state with new and innovative tax plans from our gubernatorial candidates. It certainly isn’t time to recycle stale ideas from the past or propose unrealistic nonsense!

Yeah, you know where this is going.

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August 2, 2018

Blumenthal Tours Health Centers To Warn of ‘Short Term’ Insurance Plans

by Christine Stuart | Aug 2, 2018 1:32pm
Posted to: Health Care | Mental Health Care | Insurance

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HARTFORD, CT — The Trump administration issued a final rule on short-term health insurance plans Wednesday and it’s unclear if the state will step in to beef them up or ban them altogether.

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July 31, 2018

GOP Candidates Duke It Out In Last CD5 Debate

by Christine Stuart | Jul 31, 2018 9:01am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Congress | 5th CD | DC News Junkie | Election 2018 | Health Care | Insurance | Jobs

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WEST HARTFORD, CT — In what could be their final televised debate before the Aug. 14 primary, three Republicans running for U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty’s seat in Connecticut’s 5th Congressional District embraced President Donald Trump’s trade policy and the Second Amendment on Monday.

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July 20, 2018

Connecticut Insurers Pitch 12.3 Percent Average Rate Hike For 2019 Plans

by Christine Stuart | Jul 20, 2018 10:10am
Posted to: Health Care | Insurance

HARTFORD, CT — Two insurance companies are proposing an average rate hike of 12.3 percent for health plans sold to individuals on Connecticut’s insurance exchange.

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July 13, 2018

Supreme Court Nomination Faces Partisan Battle

by Peter Urban | Jul 13, 2018 11:25am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Congress | Courts | DC News Junkie | Health Care | Insurance | SCOTUS | White House

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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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June 29, 2018

DSS Wait Times Near 2 Hours In Some Cases

by Christine Stuart | Jun 29, 2018 12:57pm
Posted to: Aging | Equality | Health Care | Insurance | Labor | Legal | Public Health

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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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June 26, 2018

Physicians Board Refuses To Add Opioid Use Disorder To Medical Marijuana Program

by Jack Kramer | Jun 26, 2018 10:00am
Posted to: Agriculture | Health Care | Insurance | Public Health

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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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June 22, 2018

Connecticut’s Neighbor Is On The Verge of Paid Family Medical Leave

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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June 19, 2018

Murphy Continues To Make A Case for Coverage of Pre-Existing Conditions

by Christine Stuart | Jun 19, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Congress | Consumer Protection | Equality | Health Care | Insurance | Public Health

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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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