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CT to handle quarantine decisions on case-by-case basis

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Connecticut officials will decide on a case-by-case basis how to handle each traveler from Ebola-stricken countries, according to a statement released by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's office Monday. The stated policy appears less stringent than one the administration issued earlier this month calling for quarantining all asymptomatic travelers from those countries. But a spokesman said it reflects what's been implemented. Continue Reading →

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Obamacare enrollment, year 2: What you need to know

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The second sign-up period for insurance under the federal health law known as Obamacare begins next month. There are some key changes from last year, including a shorter shopping season, new plan options and a higher penalty for those who don't have coverage in 2015. Here are the details. Continue Reading →

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Public gets first look at health industry payments to doctors

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WASHINGTON – Pharmaceutical companies and medical-device manufacturers paid more than $6 million to about 5,400 Connecticut doctors for various services during the last five months of 2013, a Connecticut Mirror examination of a newly released federal database shows. Though only a five-month snapshot, the new data provides the public with the ability to examine actual payments to their own doctors for the first time. We've made searching the Connecticut data easy. Continue Reading →

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