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Gov. Ned Lamont kept his pledge to Connecticut municipalities Friday, beginning the process of releasing $150 million in municipal aid stalled since last summer by the debate over tolls.
Rep. Jim Himes attended a controversial briefing last week in which a senior U.S. intelligence official reportedly said Russia wants President Donald Trump re-elected.
Purdue Pharma, in bankruptcy and embroiled in thousands of lawsuits for its role in the opioid crisis, paid Connecticut doctors and nurse practitioners $394,662 in 2018, a slight drop of 9% from $433,246 the prior year, federal data show.
The issue has been a partisan one, supported by Democrats and opposed by Republicans.
Fewer residents signed up for coverage through Access Health CT, the state’s insurance exchange, during the enrollment period that ended in January than during previous year, officials said Thursday.
Chris Murphy met wit h Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky this weekend, burnishing his foreign policy credentials and promoting an alternative to Trump diplomacy,
U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal railed against the “public health suicide” that is President Donald Trump’s newly proposed federal budget, which would cut $3 billion from the National Institutes of Health at the same time that the deadly coronavirus continues to spread throughout China and the world.
Blumenthal and fellow Democrats say Barr 'intervened in a clearly political fashion to undermine the administration of justice at the president's behest.'
The vote indicates there is bipartisan concern over Trump’s handling of Iran after the president order a strike that killed top Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani.
When transparency advocates complained about the Freedom of Information exemption for the Partnership for Connecticut, we were told to wait for smoke before yelling “fire.” Well, now we have smoke billowing from the kitchen.
One of the proudest accomplishments of my profession, ophthalmology, is the reduction in blindness from glaucoma. Decades ago, it was common to hear “Uncle John went blind from glaucoma.” Now such tragedies are rare. But now the insurance companies are refusing to pay for the most effective glaucoma medicines while increasing the patients’ deductibles. The result will be that more patients go blind.
Prior authorization (PA) is a term most of us have heard before ―medical professionals and patients alike. We associate it with going to the pharmacy, finding that not only is our medication not ready for pick-up, it cannot be filled yet due to PA. PA generates feelings of confusion and anxiety, but it is also responsible for creating an enormous patient care burden. I am a registered nurse, employed as a supervisor, overseeing nurses. I am also an advanced practice nursing student, learning how to diagnosis and prescribe medications. I face the insane semantics of PA as both a healthcare professional and a patient.
A response to the CT Viewpoints op-ed Treating ‘chronic Lyme disease:’ Is it medical fraud? By Lawrence Zemel MD and Paul G. Auwaerter MD, Dec 13, 2019.
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