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Blumenthal wants quick action to replace Scalia; GOP leader says no

WASHINGTON – Like other Democrats, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said he hopes the Senate will act quickly on a replacement for Justice Antonin Scalia, whose death was announced Saturday. But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said not so fast.
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CT supporters of ACA laud Supreme Court decision

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the legality of federal subsidies that help millions of Americans purchase health insurance was lauded by the Connecticut lawmakers who supported the Affordable Care Act, but it doesn’t end the political fight over the health care law. Continue Reading →

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Landmark gay marriage case has Connecticut ties, impact

WASHINGTON — Gay rights advocate Mary L. Bonauto made history in Connecticut when she championed a lawsuit that legalized gay marriage in the state. She is now in position to make it on the national stage when the U.S. Supreme Court rules on a case that could legalize gay marriage nationwide.
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For insurers, Supreme Court could demolish a growing line of business

Washington – The nation’s health insurers, including leading companies like Aetna, are hoping the Supreme Court does not strike down a provision of the Affordable Care Act that has brought them millions of new policyholders and provided new growth opportunities for the industry. Continue Reading →

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Blumenthal touches off political war over abortion bill

WASHINGTON– Sen. Richard Blumenthal touched off a passionate debate on Capitol Hill Tuesday with a hearing on the hot-button issue of abortion, arguing state legislatures have no right to promote laws that limit access to the procedure. Continue Reading →

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CT lawmakers back bill that would reverse Supreme Court Hobby Lobby ruling

WASHINGTON – Two female Connecticut lawmakers, Reps. Rosa DeLauro and Elizabeth Esty, were quick to back legislation Wednesday that would reverse the Supreme Court decision to allow companies with religious objections to opt out of the Affordable Care Act’s mandate health plans for employees include birth control coverage. Continue Reading →

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CT Democrats mobilize over contraception ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Monday involving contraception and religious freedom provided Connecticut Democrats with instant campaign fodder, while two Republican candidates for governor remained silent and one GOP congressional candidate praised the court. Continue Reading →

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CT women’s groups, politicians, decry high court’s Hobby Lobby decision

WASHINGTON – To opponents of the Affordable Care Act, it’s a political victory, but to Connecticut women’s rights groups and its Democratic politicians, the Supreme Court decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby will erode a woman’s right to contraception. Continue Reading →

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Couple sues over abortion coverage in Access Health CT plans

WASHINGTON — Thanks to subsidies under the ACA, Barth and Abbie Bracy of Dayville can buy a comprehensive policy through Access Health CT for only $2.63 a month. But they are suing the exchange, and federal officials, over what they say are moral principles. Continue Reading →

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