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With Hartford Hospital deadline looming, Anthem adds St. Francis to exchange network

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St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford is joining Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s network for plans sold through the state’s health insurance exchange. The timing is important for Anthem, which could sever ties with Hartford Hospital's parent company next week. Continue Reading →

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Special report: Serving Connecticut’s Veterans

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As a national scandal over long waits for medical appointments engulfed the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs this spring, The Mirror began to explore questions about how well the VA was serving Connecticut’s vets. We examined the wait times for care at VA facilities here; whether post-scandal reforms and budget increases will lead to better, more timely care; and whether the VA is making progress in preventing veteran suicides, a plague the agency has been grappling with for years. These issues are explored today in three stories, and in a video in which some veterans and their caregivers talk intimately about the struggles they face. Continue Reading →

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Suicide by veterans remains a daunting problem as VA struggles to improve care

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Connecticut has one of the lowest rates of veteran suicide in the nation, but the situation remains daunting. While there's evidence some progress has been made, the state's veterans commit suicide at nearly twice the rate of non-vets. Continue Reading →

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