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Murphy introduces ‘Medicare for more’ health plan option

WASHINGTON — Sen. Chris Murphy on Wednesday introduced legislation that would allow individuals and businesses to purchase Medicare coverage. Murphy and co-sponsor Sen. Jeff Merkley say there’s little chance of immediate passage of the bill, but say there is a need for public discussion on ways to shore up the Affordable Care Act. Continue Reading →

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Trump touts cut to corporate tax rate, but many CT companies already pay less

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s framework for a tax overhaul would cut the top rate corporations pay from 35 to 20 percent, but many corporations – including some headquartered or with a large presence in Connecticut – already are paying less than the corporate rate. There are also questions about Trump’s pitch that cutting the corporate rate would help American families. Continue Reading →

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Blumenthal, Murphy split over Sanders’ ‘Medicare for All’ plan

Blumenthal was one of nine Democrats with Sanders, I-Vt., when he introduced his “Medicare for All” bill at a Capitol Hill press conference Wednesday. Murphy said he prefers a plan where Americans have a choice between private insurance and a government-run plan. Continue Reading →

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Senators press fight with Aetna over quitting ACA exchanges

Updated at 5:12 p.m.
WASHINGTON — A group of liberal senators and Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini continued their battle Friday, with the lawmakers accusing the insurance executive of avoiding their questions about Aetna’s decision to quit 11 health insurance exchanges. Continue Reading →

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Warren, Sanders demand Aetna explain decision to quit ACA exchanges

Updated 5:27 p.m.
WASHINGTON – In a strongly worded letter to Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and several other Democrats, including Sen. Bernie Sanders, have asked the company to explain why it entered into a “risky” merger deal with Humana that now makes it financially unable to sell policies in 11 state health insurance exchanges. Continue Reading →

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Blumenthal, others who helped sales of EpiPen, want probe of price hikes

WASHINGTON — Like other lawmakers who are now calling for an investigation of the massive price hikes in price hikes of EpiPens, Sen. Richard Blumenthal backed legislation that encouraged schools to stock the auto injector that delivers a drug that counters the effects of a fatal allergic reaction. Continue Reading →

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Hillary Clinton accepts nomination, steps into history

PHILADELPHIA — On a night choreographed to mark the moment as an overdue breakthrough for women, Hillary Rodham Clinton accepted the Democratic nomination for president Thursday, opening what promises to be a bruising campaign against one of the most unconventional candidates ever to run for president, Donald J. Trump. Continue Reading →

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Kaine a hard sell to some CT delegates

PHILADELPHIA – Hillary Clinton’s pick for vice president, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, will be officially introduced to the nation Wednesday evening, but he isn’t the first choice of some Connecticut delegates, a few of whom still have reservations. They would have preferred a more progressive candidate or a minority.
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