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Posted inHealth, Money

Malloy unsure if state could impose insurance mandate if feds can’t

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Friday that no one should count on his administration’s adopting an individual health insurance mandate for the state if the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down the federal health reform law. Speaking during a press availability, Malloy was responding to a question posed about a Mirror story about whether the administration […]

Posted inEnergy & Environment, Money

Malloy to sign gas tax circuit breaker next week

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will sign the new gasoline tax circuit-breaker bill into law Tuesday, the governor’s office announced Friday afternoon. “We are all very concerned about the national rising cost of gasoline and its impact on Connecticut residents, businesses and the state’s economy as a whole, especially as the summer driving season approaches,” Malloy […]

Posted inHealth

Milford nursing home lockout set to end

HealthBridge Management announced Friday that it will end the lockout of unionized workers at its West River Health Care Center in Milford beginning Wednesday. The 78 workers have been locked out since Dec. 13. Contracts for the facility’s employees, and those of workers at five other unionized HealthBridge nursing homes in Connecticut, expired more than […]

Posted inHealth

Middlesex Hospital, UnitedHealthcare reach deal

Middlesex Hospital and UnitedHealthcare have reached an agreement on a new contract, avoiding the possibility that the Middletown hospital would leave the insurer’s network April 1. The hospital announced the agreement Friday evening. Before reaching a deal, UnitedHealthcare notified members about the possibility of severing ties with the hospital, although a company spokesman said the […]