By grappling with a host of issues the medical system hasn’t traditionally handled, a Middletown-based team tries to help patients who use large amounts of health care resources that often have little impact on the psychiatric or social service needs that keep them coming back.
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High-cost specialty drugs, including a new class of cholesterol medications expected to come to market later this year, are key drivers of the need to raise health insurance premiums by nearly 10 percent, ConnectiCare’s chief actuary told regulators Monday
The man whose new job was to provide the disabled with access to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy arrived at the State Capitol, a landmark constructed a century before passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, to find the only elevator serving the governor's office to be inoperable. That was 18 months ago. Bigger challenges lay ahead.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate late Monday voted to revive the embattled Export-Import Bank, a government corporation that helps exporters in Connecticut by financing and insuring foreign purchases of their goods. Continue Reading →
The Connecticut Mirror, the state’s award-winning, nonprofit public policy news organization, will hold its second statewide public policy event, “Small State, Big Debate: Race,” on Tuesday, October 6, at Fairfield University. Tickets go on sale today with an early bird special through Aug. 20. Find all the details here. Continue Reading →
WASHINGTON – Even as he’s stopped short of embracing the deal, Sen. Chris Murphy has become an ally in President Obama’s efforts to shore up Democratic support for a proposed Iran trade pact that’s become a punching bag for Republicans. Continue Reading →
Experts say potential benefits of consolidation include economies of scale that can lead to reduced costs, while potential drawbacks include reduced competition that could have the opposite effect on prices. Continue Reading →
The committee studying Connecticut’s tax system will host a series of telephone conference meetings next week, and members of the public interested in listening to those briefings can do so at the headquarters of the state Office of Policy and Management. Continue Reading →
WASHINGTON –It was hailed as a rare bipartisan victory when it was approved by the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this month, but legislation that would boost the fortunes of Connecticut’s pharmaceutical industry — and perhaps speed a cure for Lyme disease — faces an uncertain fate. Continue Reading →
WASHINGTON – Mayor Pedro Segarra and Hartford Police Chief James Rovella were among dozens of officials invited to the White House Thursday to help President Obama promote a policing initiative aimed at preventing the types of police shootings that touched off riots in Ferguson, Mo., and Baltimore. Continue Reading →
The Connecticut Democratic Party will find a new name this fall for its big annual fundraiser, and it no longer will include the names of former presidents Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson – who owned slaves. Continue Reading →
Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano called Thursday for the resignation of Commissioner Joette Katz, but Malloy and Rep. Diana Urban, co-chair of the legislative committee which oversees the Department of Children and Families, defended her. Continue Reading →
Connecticut's chief public defender says an investigation by the state's child advocate into how youth are treated at the state's jails for young offenders "shocks the conscience," and condemned an "apparent disregard for the safety of these children." Continue Reading →
The Obama administration is urging state insurance regulators to take a closer look at rate requests before granting them, and used one Connecticut company's recent rate proposal to bolster its case. Continue Reading →
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy drew criticism this year when he warned Wall Street investors he would boost state government’s effective credit card limit by 40 percent this year. But if the State Bond Commission approves all of the financing Malloy has proposed for next week’s meeting, the governor will have used up 95 percent of his self-imposed credit limit – with five months still to go in the calendar year. Continue Reading →
Last week, the Mirror reported on Federal Election Commission filings showing contributions by Connecticut residents to presidential campaigns during the second quarter. Our colleagues from TrendCT have parsed the data and created an interactive dashboard where you can explore it. Continue Reading →
More than 100,000 people bought private health plans through the state’s health insurance exchange for this year, but a survey of customers found that more than one in three haven’t used their coverage and more than one in four don’t have a primary care physician. Continue Reading →