Jim Wadleigh

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5 health care stories to watch in the 2017 legislative session


From an ailing state budget to potential changes in the way the state oversees what services hospitals deliver, state lawmakers will be dealing with a variety of health-related issues during the upcoming legislative session. Here are five to keep an eye on. Continue Reading →

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With Obamacare’s future uncertain, CT exchange contemplates strategies

Staff at the Access Health CT enrollment center in New Britain preparing for the open enrollment that ended in January.

One person likened it to looking at a “foggy crystal ball.” Another spoke of changing a tire on a car that’s still moving. But others cautioned against speculating and emphasized the fact that, so far, nothing about the Affordable Care Act has changed. Continue Reading →

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Sweeping plan put forward to control rising health care costs

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After spending six months studying new ways to control ever-growing health care costs, a state-hired consulting firm presented a plan to Connecticut’s Health Care Cabinet Tuesday that calls for the largest reorganization and consolidation of health-related state agencies in two decades. Continue Reading →

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Special CT Obamacare enrollment period? Stay tuned

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People who didn’t have insurance last year – and didn’t have a valid excuse – will have to pay a fee when they file their taxes. That might prompt them to want to get coverage this year. Because the sign-up period ended Sunday, some are urging health insurance exchanges to hold special enrollment periods. Continue Reading →

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30,000 could lose coverage or subsidies as exchange addresses income, immigration discrepancies

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As many as 30,000 customers of the state’s health insurance exchange could lose their coverage or see a drop in the subsidies used to discount their premiums next month because they did not submit information needed to verify their eligibility. Continue Reading →

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