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Senate considers stripping states like CT of abortion coverage option

WASHINGTON — As Senate Republicans meet behind closed doors this week to craft their bill to replace the Affordable Care Act, one of the most contentious issues is how it will affect the abortion coverage millions of American women now have as part of their health insurance policies. The American Health Insurance Act approved by the House severely restricts this coverage. Continue Reading →

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Planned Parenthood funding could thwart GOP efforts on health bill

If there’s anything congressional Republicans want to do more than “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act, it’s defund Planned Parenthood, which provides health care to women around the country. But Senate rules could prevent lawmakers from accomplishing both of those goals in the same bill, as they intend to do. Continue Reading →

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Health insurers seek big rate hikes, blame Obamacare’s uncertain future

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WASHINGTON — The state’s health insurers are asking for sizeable rate increases for individual and small-business policies sold in 2018, led by Anthem, which is seeking an average 33.8 percent increase on plans covering individuals and their families. Continue Reading →

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CT Dems decry House GOP victory on health bill that may stumble in Senate

WASHINGTON — House Republicans on Thursday finally won approval for a health care bill aimed at repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, but the legislation faces an uncertain future in the Senate, which may not be able to take it up for weeks. Connecticut Democrats called the health care bill “appalling” and “immoral” and said the GOP would pay a political price. Continue Reading →

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Connecticut House votes to bar gay ‘conversion therapy’

“As a gay youth and now a gay adult, never was I broken nor in need of being fixed. Being gay is not a disease and therefore does not require a cure.” That’s how Rep. Jeffrey Currey introduced a bill banning the discredited practice of conversion therapy Tuesday. It passed, 141-8. Continue Reading →

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