Rural residents want state to reject proposed merger, citing Catholic directives that could limit reproductive, gender-affirming, end-of-life and other services.
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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.
Long COVID in CT: What you need to know about symptoms, treatment options
Programs to treat long COVID symptoms are emerging, and research into the syndrome has begun. Here’s what Connecticut hospitals are doing.
Insurance Department agrees to move rate hike hearing but won’t change format
Officials will proceed with the typical public meeting, albeit in a new location, despite William Tong’s ask for a more formal hearing.
Johnson Memorial Hospital seeks to close labor and delivery unit
The Trinity Health-owned hospital in Stafford joins several other rural CT hospitals in seeking to cut back on maternity and other services.
A quarter of CT 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.
Insurers seek average rate hike of 20% on 2023 individual health plans
The steep rate increase requests stunned advocates, who fear people will not be able to afford health insurance if they are approved.
CT created a $34M COVID relief fund for essential workers. It remains largely unspent.
The state has awarded just 1.1% of the $34 million budget for the Essential Workers COVID-19 Assistance Program since it launched.
Request to close labor and delivery unit at Windham Hospital receives initial denial
The proposed decision gives hope to those fighting to keep birthing services in their community. But it’s not final yet.
Close to 3,000 young children in CT vaccinated against COVID in first week
State officials expect demand for the vaccine to tick up when parents start preparing for a new school year.
U.S. health secretary vows in CT visit to fight for abortion rights
Xavier Becerra said the Biden administration will use all of its powers to assist abortion providers and their patients.