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Senate passes major health care bill, but fate in House uncertain

Sen. Len Fasano (file photo)

The state Senate Thursday night passed an expansive bill aimed at influencing the state’s fast-changing health care landscape, a measure driven largely by the Senate leaders’ concerns about large hospital systems gaining too much market power and driving up costs. But a key House Democrat said that’s unlikely to be the final version. Continue Reading →

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Can the state build a better system to get your medical records to your doctors?

Electronic medical records have become common, but the ability to share them easily between providers lags.

Chances are, if you’re a patient in Connecticut, your doctor enters your medical information into a laptop or tablet and sends your prescriptions to the pharmacy electronically. But if you end up in an emergency room, there’s a good chance your records will have to get there the old-fashioned way: by fax. Legislators are trying to change that, but not everyone agrees on what the state needs. Continue Reading →

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