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Senators press fight with Aetna over quitting ACA exchanges

Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini

Updated at 5:12 p.m.
WASHINGTON — A group of liberal senators and Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini continued their battle Friday, with the lawmakers accusing the insurance executive of avoiding their questions about Aetna’s decision to quit 11 health insurance exchanges. Continue Reading →

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Warren, Sanders demand Aetna explain decision to quit ACA exchanges

Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini.

Updated 5:27 p.m.
WASHINGTON – In a strongly worded letter to Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and several other Democrats, including Sen. Bernie Sanders, have asked the company to explain why it entered into a “risky” merger deal with Humana that now makes it financially unable to sell policies in 11 state health insurance exchanges. Continue Reading →

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Blumenthal, others who helped sales of EpiPen, want probe of price hikes

An EpiPen two-pak from Mylan

WASHINGTON — Like other lawmakers who are now calling for an investigation of the massive price hikes in price hikes of EpiPens, Sen. Richard Blumenthal backed legislation that encouraged schools to stock the auto injector that delivers a drug that counters the effects of a fatal allergic reaction. Continue Reading →

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Hillary Clinton accepts nomination, steps into history

Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention.

PHILADELPHIA — On a night choreographed to mark the moment as an overdue breakthrough for women, Hillary Rodham Clinton accepted the Democratic nomination for president Thursday, opening what promises to be a bruising campaign against one of the most unconventional candidates ever to run for president, Donald J. Trump. Continue Reading →

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Kaine a hard sell to some CT delegates

Virginia Sen. Tim Caine on stage with Hillary Clinton for the announcement of his selection as her vice presidential running mate. Read the story here.

PHILADELPHIA – Hillary Clinton’s pick for vice president, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, will be officially introduced to the nation Wednesday evening, but he isn’t the first choice of some Connecticut delegates, a few of whom still have reservations. They would have preferred a more progressive candidate or a minority.
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Wasserman Schultz is out, Malloy stays on convention roster

Bernie Sanders responding to the email hack Sunday 0 CNN.

PHILADELPHIA — Connecticut backers of Bernie Sanders applauded the announcement Sunday that Debbie Wasserman Schultz would resign as Democratic National Committee chairwoman in response to the release of internal emails showing the party had worked to hobble Sanders’ presidential campaign. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who also had his scrapes with Sanders, is one of the opening night speakers Monday at the Democratic National Convention. Continue Reading →

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Trump’s choice of Pence puts Malloy back into the game

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy seemed to make amends with the Bernie Sanders campaign at the Democratic Party Platform Committee meeting in Orlando, Fla., Friday.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, benched as a Hillary Clinton campaign surrogate in recent weeks in deference to Bernie Sanders, all but auditioned Friday for the role of taking down Donald J. Trump’s choice of a running mate, Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana. Continue Reading →

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Amid Democratic discord, Malloy takes reins of party platform committee

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy seemed to make amends with the Bernie Sanders campaign at the Democratic Party Platform Committee meeting in Orlando, Fla., Friday.

Gov. Dannel Malloy presided Friday over the Democratic Platform Committee meeting in Orlando, Fla., an event held under the pall of the shooting deaths of five police officers the night before in Dallas and shootings this week by police officers of black men in Minnesota and Louisiana. The platform is usually overshadowed by the drama of officially nominating candidates for president and vice president at the convention. But not this year. Continue Reading →

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