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Lembo calls for federal action on drug pricing

State Comptroller Kevin Lembo, who oversees healthcare purchasing for 200,000 state employees and retirees, wants the federal government to investigate and address the causes of rising drug prices.

St. Francis’ School of Invasive Cardiovascular Technology graduates its first class

The School of Invasive Cardiovascular Technology at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center recently graduated its first class of seven invasive cardiovascular specialists.

Auditors recommend Access Health CT adopt better data security system

State auditors have recommended the Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange develop a system to ensure customers’ personally identifiable information is secure. The recommendation followed a June...

Where a cholesterol test can cost you $14 or $1,070

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) When it comes to health care, it can really pay to shop around.

Travelers makes major commitment in Brazil

The Travelers Co. has completed its acquisition of a majority interest in the Brazilian property casualty firm J. Malucelli. It will operate under the Travelers umbrella and focus on property,...

Can the market fix healthcare costs?

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Healthcare industry representatives recently debated in Hartford what to do about the rising cost of health care and whether the private or government sector should lead the charge.

‘Consumer-driven’ health plans continue to gain ground in CT

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Since 2008, enrollment in so-called “consumer-driven” plans has grown 10 percent per year in Connecticut as companies have felt the pinch of higher healthcare costs.

Cigna launches new ad campaign targeted at prevention

Saying more than half of Americans are unaware of key preventive-care benefits,Bloomfield health insurer Cigna has launched a new ad campaign called, “America Says Ahh.” The immediate...

CT Children's names Colorado hospital exec CEO

The Connecticut Children's Medical Center has named a former Colorado hospital CEO as its new chief executive officer.

Middlesex Hospital joins Mayo network

Middletown's Middlesex Hospital has joined the network of one of the world's foremost patient-care providers and researchers, the Mayo Clinic.

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