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Almost half of US families can't afford basics like rent and food


The economy may be chugging along, but many Americans are still struggling to afford a basic middle class life.Nearly 51 million households don't earn...

Cigna unveils national opioid awareness campaign

Joe Cooper |

Bloomfield health insurer Cigna is boosting its efforts to combat the opioid epidemic through an online marketing campaign featuring nationally known celebrities.

Dems predict 'eye-popping' health premium hikes, blame GOP


Sen. Chris Murphy on Tuesday helped launch a Democratic initiative that blames Republicans for “sabotaging” the Affordable Care Act, leading to sky-high health insurance premiums.

ProEx Physical Therapy rebrands

John Stearns |

ProEx Physical Therapy, which has a clinic in Farmington, said it's taking the name of its parent company.

Report: CT's Medicaid expansion increased coverage, care access

John Stearns |

The decision by Connecticut leaders to expand Medicaid in 2010 to low-income adults without dependent children reduced the state's uninsured rate and drove greater use of preventive health services...

Charlotte Hungerford Hospital seeks majority interest in Torrington endoscopy center for $3.3M

John Stearns |

The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital in Torrington is seeking state approval to acquire a majority stake in a Torrington endoscopy center for $3.3 million, according to documents filed with the state...

Community hospitals add complex procedures amid push for higher revenue, improved patient access

Matt Pilon |

As healthcare technology and practices evolve, community hospitals are yearning to offer more complex procedures that were once housed only within the walls of their larger competitors.

Hartford HealthCare grows Southington presence

Matt Pilon |

Hartford HealthCare said it’s opened a $5.9 million health center in Southington.

Drug-price transparency bill passes legislature with no dissent


A bill designed to help Connecticut officials peer into the black box of drug pricing won final approval from a unanimous state Senate early Wednesday. Proponents of the measure called it a necessary...

Report: CT health system ranks high

John Stearns |

Connecticut ranks ninth among states in a new study evaluating access to care, quality of care, health outcomes and health disparities.

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