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Despite reservations, CT senators join in approving ‘doc fix’ bill

WASHINGTON — While they had reservations about some provisions of the bill, Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy joined an overwhelming majority in the U.S. Senate to approve a bill preventing a 21 percent cut in Medicare fees for doctors. Continue Reading →

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Newly legalized CT immigrants eligible for Social Security, Medicare, but not other benefits

WASHINGTON – Immigrants in Connecticut who receive provisional legal status under President Obama’s new executive orders will be eligible for Social Security and Medicare, but not food stamps or health care benefits provided by AccessHealthCT. Continue Reading →

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Obamacare Q&A: Deadline scramble, repaying subsidies and what the new plans cover

This Obamacare Q&A includes questions about what to do about that deadline if your coverage is slated to run out later this year, what the government can and can’t do to you if you don’t get insurance, what the new plans cover and the possibility that some people might have to repay some or all of the federal funds used to discount their premiums. Continue Reading →

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For some new Medicaid clients, delays getting care, prescriptions

This is a photo of Margaret Hagins, who qualifies for Medicaid under Obamacare but could not use her coverage for close to six weeks.

People who are deemed eligible for Medicaid get a letter to use as proof of coverage until their insurance ID cards arrive, but some have found that pharmacies and doctors won’t accept it, leaving them unable to get care or medication. Continue Reading →

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