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Malloy: Let nurse practitioners in CT work independent of doctors

This is a map showing which states allow nurse practitioners to practice independently, with some reduced scope of practice and with restrictions.

The Malloy administration wants to let nurse practitioners work independently of doctors, a potentially significant, and controversial, shift in the health care landscape aimed at expanding access to care. Continue Reading →

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In UnitedHealthcare doctor cuts, some see larger trend

UnitedHealthcare sparked an intense backlash last fall when it notified more than 2,000 Connecticut doctors that they would be dropped from its Medicare Advantage network. Many people in health care believe that what UnitedHealthcare is trying to do — cover fewer doctors and other health care providers — is likely to become increasingly common in Connecticut. And to some doctors, the fight against UnitedHealthcare’s network changes is in part about pushing back against the larger trend. Continue Reading →

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Doctor lists not easy to find for all Obamacare exchange plans

Connecticut’s health insurance exchange had a smoother first week than many of its counterparts across the country trying to enroll potential customers in health plans. But Connecticut shoppers trying to find which doctors and hospitals are covered by the health plans sold on the state’s exchange are getting uneven results. Continue Reading →

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Obamacare: Doctor, hospital participation in exchange health plans still being determined

As the state’s new insurance marketplace prepares to begin selling coverage in less than two weeks, officials are still waiting to find out which doctors, hospitals and other health care providers will accept the health plans being offered. Continue Reading →

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