Advocates wrote to legislators and spoke at a hearing urging CT to expand Medicaid to people 25 and younger regardless of immigration status.
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CT Supreme Court case to test limits of hospital immunity
Hospitals had expanded immunity from lawsuits during peak COVID, but the case of a woman who died of heart failure is challenging the order.
Big new investments top Lamont’s human services budget
Child care rate hikes and erasure of medical debt are in Gov. Lamont’s budget proposal, but it does not increase key funding for nonprofits.
Lamont unveils plan to cancel billions in CT medical debt
The plan involves working with a nonprofit organization that buys medical debt from hospitals at extreme discounts and then cancels the debt.
Newtown nursing home report alleges neglect, staffing shortages
CT inspectors found residents at the Athena-owned nursing home left in their beds for hours and in unsanitary conditions.
State noncommittal to nursing homes’ request for more money
The nursing homes asked for $193 million more to help sustain struggling elder care facilities. But legislators want more transparency.
CT Medicare enrollees could see savings under insulin price cap
More than 11,000 Medicare enrollees in CT would have seen an average $590 savings if there was a monthly insulin cap in 2020.
Lawmakers pledge to address health care worker shortage
CT legislators will look at mandated nurse staffing ratios, mandatory overtime and examining recruitment and retention strategies.
Lamont proposes easing access to birth control pills
CT lawmakers from both parties have also proposed bills legalizing the sale in vending machines of emergency contraceptive Plan B.
CT Republicans introduce bills on parental notification for abortion
CT legislative leaders say parental notification bills are unlikely to be successful this year, but advocates want to “get a dialogue going.”
CT issues finding of ‘immediate jeopardy’ at Athena nursing home
The finding indicated that CT officials found conditions at the Newtown nursing home that could cause serious harm or death.
CT Medicaid expansion launches for kids of any immigration status
CT lawmakers last year approved an expansion of Medicaid to those 12 and younger regardless of immigration status. It went into effect Jan. 1.
Health advocates outline priorities for upcoming legislative session
Advocates hope CT lawmakers expand HUSKY eligibility, address staffing shortages in health care, improve mental health resources and more.
BEST OF 2022: Housekeepers know they’re essential. They want to get treated like it.
Many housekeepers at Connecticut hospitals say COVID-19 pandemic benefits have only come after prolonged demands for recognition, if at all.
BEST OF 2022: A quarter of Connecticut doctors work for big hospitals. Is that good for patients?
As the health care industry becomes more concentrated, private practices struggle to compete with big systems. Instead, they’re joining them.