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Malloy will release long-delayed hospital payments this week

KEITH M. PHANEUF | CT MIRROR |

Connecticut hospitals won’t have to wait until the summer’s end as they originally feared to receive close to $300 million in supplemental state payments.

Hartford suspends ordinance following Supreme Court abortion services ruling

Joe Cooper |

Hartford has suspended its ordinance aimed at preventing faith-based pregnancy centers from misleading patients about abortion services, following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

CT unveils opioid treatment program for youths

Joe Cooper |

State officials on Wednesday launched a new federally-backed opioid treatment program for youths up to age 21 at various locations across Connecticut.

Qualidigm, Maine collaborative to merge

Matt Pilon |

Wethersfield-based healthcare consulting think-tank Qualidigm said Tuesday that it has agreed to merge with a fellow consulting and services provider in Maine.

CT panel not yet ready to recommend pot for opioid addiction

Joe Cooper |

More research surrounding opioid addiction is needed before the disease is added as a medical condition through the state's medical marijuana program, state officials said.

Cigna's top doc: Value-based care best hope for lowering healthcare costs

Matt Pilon |

Insurers and medical providers continue their slow, steady march toward a reimbursement system that financially rewards doctors for keeping people healthy rather than the traditional fee-for-service...

AMA asks regulators to oppose $69B CVS-Aetna merger

Joe Cooper |

The country's largest physician organization is asking government regulators to oppose CVS Health's proposed $69 billion acquisition of Hartford-based health insurer Aetna.

Murphy blames higher health insurance costs on Trump

MARK PAZNIOKAS | CT MIRROR |

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., said Monday that the continuing attacks on the Affordable Care Act by President Trump and congressional Republicans are leading to higher insurance rates and...

Aetna study: Women have greater yearning for mental, physical wellbeing

Joe Cooper |

A health study commissioned by Aetna found a majority of adults say they would spend additional time on mental and physical wellbeing activities, if given an extra hour each day.

Mass. sues Stamford's Purdue Pharma for misleading opioid buyers

Joe Cooper |

Massachusetts has filed a lawsuit against Stamford-based Purdue Pharma for allegedly deceiving prescribers and patients about the dangers of their opioids, including OxyContin.

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