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U.S. Senate candidates disclose assets

When viewed through the prism of personal finances, the U.S. Senate contest is a matter of who has more zeros. Democrat Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut’s attorney general, reported combined household assets last year of up to $124 million, including a checking account owned by his wife Cynthia with more than $1 million in it and multimillion-dollar […]

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Young adults still face coverage gap, despite health reform

Every year, as college graduation approaches, Michael Kurland gets an onslaught of anxious phone calls from parents who realize their children are about to lose their health insurance. “Parents call and ask me, ‘Oh my God, what do we do?’,” said Kurland, director of Student Health Services at the University of Connecticut. This year was no different, even […]

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State hospitals facing Medicare cut

The federal government plans to slice about $66 million from the annual Medicare payments it sends to Connecticut hospitals in the coming fiscal year, which would deal a significant budget blow to many of the state’s health care facilities. Connecticut hospital officials are fighting the proposed cuts announced by the federal Centers for Medicare and […]