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Hospital tax could complicate CT deficit, but income tax receipts keep rising

KEITH M. PHANEUF | CT MIRROR |

While Connecticut learned Friday that surging state income tax receipts now are running $1.03 billion more than anticipated — $116 million better than Thursday’s forecast — Gov.

CT paces 4-yr. drop in U.S. opioid scripts

Gregory Seay |

Connecticut and the rest of New England led a plummeting decline in America's opioid-prescription rate in recent years, as doctors ply more non-addictive options to help patients manage their pain,...

Global tech startups ink demos through Hartford's InsurTech Accelerator

Joe Cooper |

Five global insurance technology startups have inked pilot agreements with Hartford and national leading insurance companies.

Home health, hospice M&A activity spikes in 1Q

John Stearns |

The home health and hospice sector had 21 publicly announced mergers in the first quarter, a 67 percent increase over the fourth quarter of 2017 and 5 percent more than the year-ago quarter,...

Bill regulating insurer-hospital disputes advances

Matt Pilon |

House lawmakers voted unanimously Wednesday afternoon on a bill that seeks to further protect patients in the event of a contract fight between their insurer and care provider.

Harvard Pilgrim inks asthma drug contract

Matt Pilon |

Harvard Pilgrim, which has been selling group policies in Connecticut since 2014, said Wednesday that it has signed an outcomes-based agreement with drugmaker AstraZeneca.

New Trinity Health CEO pledges community approach in competitive healthcare market

Matt Pilon |

Dr. Reginald J. Eadie, the newly named CEO of the fledgling Trinity Health of New England system, has been moving up the healthcare management ladder for years, but he's always found at least some...

New Z-Medica chief eyes focused growth

Matt Pilon |

Eric B. Compton has worked for major healthcare companies with billions of dollars in annual sales, such as Johnson & Johnson and Hologic.

Cromwell home healthcare provider part of national merger

Joe Cooper |

A Cromwell home healthcare provider says it recently merged with two companies in an effort to become one of the nation's largest homecare providers.

Survey: CT residents fret over prescription costs

Matt Pilon | 1

Half of the state's adults are somewhat or very worried about being able to afford prescription medication, according to a poll released Thursday by the Universal Health Care Foundation of...

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