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No surprise: High-deductible health plans mean high costs to patients

As president of the CT Retail Merchants Association, Tim Phelan recently called on Congress to address surprise medical billing, calling it one of the most pressing issues facing Connecticut citizens. The Connecticut College of Emergency Physicians agrees that this issue is urgent and requires a solution. The solution proposed currently by Tim Phelan of capping payments and forcing even more physicians out of network, would in fact, make the problem worse.

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Killingly power plant project an affront to Lamont’s energy policy

My town, Thompson, is a few miles north of the newly approved Killingly natural gas power plant referenced in a recent article you published.
Although the Town of Killingly has been promised about $5 million per year in tax revenue, Thompson will be the recipient of some portion of the 1,997,581-plus TONS per year of pollutants and toxic gases that will be released, per NTE Energy’s own technical report.

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President Trump should not bomb Iran

A drone attack on Saudi Arabia has destroyed 50% of their oil-production capacity. The consensus is that Iran was involved. President Trump has stated that America is “locked and loaded” and ready to respond. This would be a mistake. Thanks to the President’s policies, we are now energy independent. We do not need the Middle East’s oil and there is no reason to become involved in a conflict we cannot win.