CT legislators want funding for abortion clinic security and other protections; Republicans say Democrats are weaponizing the issue
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Health care in CT: Where gubernatorial candidates stand on issues
CT gubernatorial candidates Ned Lamont, Bob Stefanowski and Rob Hotaling answer a number of CT Mirror questions about health care policy.
CT vaccine info: What to know about new COVID-19 booster shot
The new bivalent COVID-19 vaccine is now available in Connecticut. Here’s a look at who is eligible and where you can get boosted
CT’s big hospital systems are buying up private practices and small hospitals. What does that mean?
While regionalizing health care improves the bottom line for Connecticut’s hospitals, it leaves patients farther away from medical care.
As CT opioid overdose deaths rise, settlement funds begin arriving
New London, like other Connecticut cities and towns, is deciding how to spend National Opioid Settlement money from pharmaceutical companies.
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.
Many CT health insurance plans will see double-digit rate hikes in 2023
The Connecticut Insurance Department has signed off on increased costs for health plans on and off the state’s Affordable Care Act exchange.
Battle over Windham Hospital birthing unit enters final stages
The state’s pending final decision on the closure of Windham labor and delivery marks the first in a series of proposed changes that could significantly impact the future of reproductive health in rural Connecticut.
Doctors urge COVID vaccination for young children as school year starts
Connecticut doctors are urging parents to vaccinate their young children against COVID-19 before the school year begins.
Rural CT coalition opposes Catholic hospital takeover of Day Kimball
Rural residents want state to reject proposed merger, citing Catholic directives that could limit reproductive, gender-affirming, end-of-life and other services.
With CT safe harbor law passed, clinicians training to perform abortions
Now that Connecticut allows advanced practice clinicians to perform aspiration abortions, some nurses have begun learning the procedure.
CT insurance department pressed to reject double-digit rate increases
The 20.4% average increase is substantially higher than what insurers sought last year for 2022 individual health plans.
The public can weigh in Monday on health insurers’ double-digit rate increase requests. Here’s what to know about the proposals.
Insurers that sell policies on and off Connecticut’s Affordable Care Act exchange asked for an average increase of 20.4% on individual plans.
Public hearing on proposed health insurance rate hikes set for Aug. 15
The public can comment on Connecticut insurers’ proposed individual health plan cost increases, which average 20.4%, at the Hartford meeting.
Fifteen health centers will administer monkeypox vaccines starting Monday
Providers will begin giving out shots on Monday. The announcement was made as 28 cases have been reported across five counties, all in men.