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New nonprofit health insurer gets license

There’s a new health insurer in the state. HealthyCT, a nonprofit company launched with federal funds, has received a license from the Connecticut Insurance Department. The insurer will begin offering health plans in the fall through brokers and through Access Health CT, the marketplace for individuals and small businesses to buy insurance as part of […]

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Obama to visit Connecticut, push gun violence agenda

Gearing up for a big push for national gun-control legislation, President Barack Obama will visit Connecticut Monday, the White House confirmed. “President Obama will travel to the University of Hartford where he will continue asking the American people to join him in calling on Congress to pass common-sense measures to reduce gun violence,” a spokesman […]

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Mission: to mint primary care physicians

Michael Ellison has a tough assignment. He’s the associate dean of admissions choosing the first class of a brand new medical school, the Frank H. Netter School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University in Hamden. “We have over 1,600 applicants, and we will interview 400 for 60 spots,” Ellison says. The school has a very specific mission: […]

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Bipartisan deal makes Connecticut a symbol on guns

Connecticut’s bipartisan compromise on gun control generated a run on gun shops Tuesday, enthusiastic praise from Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, laudatory national press attention and plans for a visit to Hartford next week by President Obama, who cannot find compromise or bipartisanship in Washington, D.C. “This is a good moment,” Malloy said. “We have a […]

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Monitor: Budget cuts to child welfare agency compromise reforms

Budget cuts by state lawmakers are threatening the effort to reform the Department of Children and Families, an agency under federal court oversight for failing too many abused and neglected children, the court monitor reported Tuesday. “It is very concerning that the state has chosen to reduce and freeze staffing without acknowledging that the complexity […]