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Dems — including CT's senators — plan to disrupt Senate over health care plan


Democrats, with the help of Connecticut’s senators, plan to jam up the U.S. Senate this week to bring attention to Republican attempts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care act.

Charter Oak Health Center settles whistleblower case

Patricia Daddona |

Hartford-based Charter Oak Health Center and its former CEO have agreed to settle a six-year-old whistleblower case in which authorities had accused the company of firing three employees in...

CMS lifts Cigna Medicare sanctions

Patricia Daddona |

Bloomfield health insurer Cigna said that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has lifted year-old sanctions against the company, effective immediately.

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care employees provide day of service

More than 25 Harvard Pilgrim Health Care employees recently partnered with Hands on Hartford for the fouth annual employee service day at three different locations across the Hartford...

Jepsen, U.S. AGs probe opioid sales practices

Patricia Daddona |

Connecticut is working with a bipartisan coalition of U.S. attorneys general in an ongoing investigation to evaluate whether pharmaceutical manufacturers have engaged in unlawful practices connected...

Health insurers skewered for again seeking double-digit rate increases


Two of the state's largest health insurers came face to face with hostile customers and dissenting advocates at a hearing Wednesday over another year of requests for double-digit rate hikes.

WCHN begins probing link between new-onset diabetes and pancreatic cancer

John Stearns |

Western Connecticut Health Network (WCHN) has announced the launch of a $2.7 million, three-year research study to investigate the link between new-onset diabetes and pancreatic cancer -- with the...

Latest Hyundai grant to CT Children's for cancer research takes total past $755K

John Stearns |

Hyundai Hope on Wheels later this month will present Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford with a $50,000 Hyundai Impact Award to support the work of pediatric cancer research and...

Community Health Center Inc. gets $1.5M grant to train U.S. health center workers

John Stearns |

Community Health Center Inc. in Middletown has received a three-year, $1.5 million grant from the Health Resources Services Administration to help health centers around the country train healthcare...

St. Francis unveiling renovated oncology pavilion

John Stearns |

The newly renovated oncology pavilion at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center is ready to welcome patients after a six-month, $3 million renovation of the 20 patient rooms and common areas.

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