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Hospital executives and the Lamont administration pulled back the curtain Friday on a proposed $1.8 billion settlement with Connecticut's hospitals.
The most controversial section of the bill would direct the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services to directly negotiate with drugmakers on the price of medications covered under Medicare.
Gov. Ned Lamont had lofty goals, but found was that fixing Connecticut's budget meant grappling with the state’s enormous debt.
DeLauro said the Trump administration's move to require some food stamp recipients to work at least 20 hours a week “is a betrayal of our nation’s values."
A state audit requested by a Republican lawmaker revealed that funds meant to support workers present at the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting were not used appropriately.
Seven years ago today what should have been unimaginable happened: 20 children and six educators were murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School. More unimaginable is that in the years since December 14, 2012 the cries of “never again” and “not one more” have gone unheeded by the legislators in Congress who are beholden to the gun lobby.
In his first major announcement since taking office, State Treasurer Shawn Wooden declared his intention to divest $30 million of state pension fund assets from five companies involved in gun manufacturing and distribution. Unfortunately, this decision demonstrated dangerous overreach at the expense of public pension fund beneficiaries and Connecticut’s economic well-being.
There are few better examples of health care fraud than the promotion of so called “chronic Lyme disease." Defined as “…a crime that involves misrepresenting information, concealing information, or deceiving a person or entity in order to receive benefits, or to make a financial profit,” this fraud is being perpetrated by a small group of physicians who profiteer by offering unproven treatment at high cost to people worriedly searching for answers for unexplained symptoms.
Hardly a week goes by that an over-height truck and a low-slung bridge on the Merritt Parkway have a close encounter of the worst kind: a collision.
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