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Post University launches new degree program for nurses

John Stearns |

Post University in Waterbury has launched an online Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program as a new resource for nursing students and working RNs in Connecticut and the Northeast.

Study: Community health centers offer Medicaid savings

John Stearns |

Community health centers save an average $2,371, or 24 percent, in total spending per Medicaid patient when compared to other providers, according to a study to be published in the November issue of...

CT receives $600K in breast cancer research grants

John Stearns |

Susan G. Komen, with its goal to reduce breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. over the next decade, this week announced $32.7 million in new research grants for 2016, including $600,000 for...

Study: CT Obamacare premiums cheaper than employer-sponsored premiums

John Stearns |

Average unsubsidized premiums for health insurance purchased on the Affordable Care Act exchange in Connecticut this year were 1 percent cheaper than average premiums for employer-sponsored insurance...

AMA analysis backs blocking of insurance mega-mergers

Patricia Daddona |

New analysis from the American Medical Association supports antitrust efforts to block the proposed Anthem acquisition of Cigna and Aetna's takeover of Humana, the AMA reported Wednesday.

Survey: Employers eager to offer high-deductible health plans

Patricia Daddona |

Sixty-eight percent of the 178 employers surveyed by the Employers Association of the NorthEast (EANE) are considering high deductible health coverage for their workers in 2017.

DCP appoints docs to medical marijuana panel

Patricia Daddona |

With the addition of three physicians, the Medical Marijuana Program's board of physicians is complete, according to the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection.

Government must curb its healthcare involvement

John Horak |

The lead editorial in the Aug. 18th edition of the Wall Street Journal (“The Aetna Mugging”) tells a tale of two foreseeable phenomena: The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is failing to deliver...

Insurance exchange woes underscore need for further reforms

The strange saga of ConnectiCare's participation on the state's insurance exchange is finally over, at least for now, but the cat and mouse game between the Farmington insurer and state insurance...

Hard work, family values drive Glazer’s career

David Medina Special to the Hartford Business Journal |

Jeffrey Glazer keeps it simple.

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