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Health exchange board meeting canceled

Monday’s meeting of the Connecticut Health Care Exchange has been canceled because of concerns about the effects of Hurricane Irene. The meeting would have been the first of the board that will oversee the marketplace for individuals and small businesses to buy health care coverage, part of federal health reform. The board will meet Thursday, […]

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Waterbury Hospital to merge with St. Mary’s, private group

Waterbury Hospital announced Tuesday that it would join a joint venture between St. Mary’s Hospital and a private Texas hospital group, moving forward with long-contemplated plans to merge the city’s two hospitals. Under the planned joint venture, which must receive regulatory approval, both hospitals would be replaced by a new medical center, an investment of […]

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New England among the costliest for individual health plans

Premiums for individual market health plans vary widely across the country, with Connecticut and New England among the most expensive, according to a report by the Kaiser Family Foundation. The average monthly per-person premium nationwide last year was $215, but the costs varied significantly between states. In Vermont and Massachusetts, premiums averaged more than $400 […]

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St. Francis, Johnson Memorial to explore affiliation

The parent companies of Hartford’s St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center and Johnson Memorial Hospital in Stafford Springs are exploring an affiliation, the latest in a series of possible hospital mergers and alliances in the state. According to a statement released by the two organizations, the proposed affiliation would “help maintain an inpatient hospital presence […]