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Health Care
Extensive Reporting by BLOOMBERG
On Obamacare to include Near Collapse Minnesota to Raise Rates
Bloomberg News - Staff - Oct 2016
Get the latest on Healthcare
from CTMirror.org
CTMirror.org - Staff - Oct 2016
Updates on Healthcare
Provided by CTMirror
CTMirror - Staff - May 2016
Administration Knew Obamacare Co ops were failing in 2012
Headline in 2015 read Obamacare Coops at Risk of Failing after Billions in Loans
The Fiscal Times - TheHill - March 2016
AILING VIETNAM VETS HUNT THROUGH SHIPS LOG
TO PROVE THEY SHOULD GET BENEFITS
ProPublica - Staff - March 2016
LONG TERM CARE
THE COST CHALLENGE THAT SCARES THE GOVERNMENT
The FiscTimes - Eric Pianin - March 2016
Five Nursing Homes Fined
Following Lapses in Care
Health CT I Team - Staff - Sept 2015
Drug Company Tied to CT Nurse
Settles Kickback Case in Oregon for 1.1 Million Dollars
Lisa Chedekel - CT Health I Team - Sept 2015
High Deductible Plans Can Change Healthcare for the Better
Check back often to CTNewsJunkie.com for more Healthcare News and Opinion Pieces
Suzanne Bates as it - appeared in CTNewsJunkie.com - Sept 2015
Few Who Lost Medicaid Have Purchased Insurance
And Much More News from CTMirror.org on HEALTHCARE
CTMirror.org - Excellent Website on Healthcare - Sept 2015
FLORIDA PHARMACISTS WIN 597 MILLION DOLLAR AWARD
By blowing whistle on Medicaid Scheme
.... - .... - Bloomberg Exposed in 2013
Pro Publica
Why Choosing the Right Surgeon Matters and More on Health
ProPublica - Staff - Aug 2015
SUPREME COURT SAVES OBAMACARE
Will John Roberts Anger Conservatives Again
CNN - Staff - June 2015
Judge Says IRS Obamacare Rule is
Arbitrary Capricious and Abuse of Discretion
various news - publications - Oct 2014
Open Enrollment for Obamacare is Nov 15 2014 to Feb 15 2015
And Much More Obamacare News to include Insurers Could Cancel Healthplans that Do Not Comply with Affordable Care Act
Miscellaneous News - on Healthcare - Oct 2014
Excellent Reporting by CTMirror
On Healthcare Issues in Connecticut and Beyond
The Federation of - Connecticut Taxpayer Org - Oct 2014
News On Healthcare Spending
Includes Latest Proposal on Improving VA Access
Various News - Publications - June 2014
Hidden Financial Ties Rattle Top Health Quality Group
And Much More News on Healthcare from ProPublica
ProPublica - Staff - 2014
MEDICARE OVERPAYS BILLIONS
Medicare spent 6.7 billion dollars too much for office visits and other patient evaluations in 2010
ProPublica - Charles Ornstein - May 29, 2014
Obamacare and You
By ProPublica
ProPublica - Staff - 2014
Dollars for Docs by ProPublica
Has Your Healthcare Professional Received Drug Company Money
Reporting - 2014 - ProPublica
PROPUBLICA Reporting on Healthcare Issues
Leaders of Teaching Hospitals Have Close Ties to Drug Companies
Staff - 2014 - ProPublica
CT Teachers Concerned for Healthcare Funding
Also CONNECTICUT PENSIONS PROJECT BY THE DAY OF NEW LONDON
The Federation of CT - Taxpayer Organizations - 2014
The Obamacare Deadline No One is Talking About
For Coverage to Take effect on Jan 1 2014 the First Months Premium Must Be Paid on Time which varies by State
Pro Publica - Charles Ornstein - Dec 2013
VERMONT SINGLE PAYER SYSTEM
Set to launch in 2017
The Fed of CT - Taxpayer Org - Dec 2013
Congress Experiences Obamacare Differently
Get More on Health Care Issues at CTmirror
The Federation of - CT Taxpayer Org - Dec 2013
ProPublica Offers Excellent Coverage of Obamacare
Check site daily
Federation of CT - Taxpayer Org - Dec 2013
Supreme Court Upholds Health Care Law
The vote was 5 to 4 with Chief Justice John G Roberts Jr joining the courts four more liberal members
ADAM LIPTAK - NY Times - June 28, 2012
Federal center pays good money for suspect medicine
Feds dole out millions of dollars for questionable studies on treatments ranging from energy healing to acupuncture
By Trine Tsouderos - Chicago Tribune reporter - December 11, 2011
In 2010 FCTO Opposed Anthem Rate Hike
And Highlighted that CT Taxpayers are paying 5 Billion Dollars for Healthcare for others
The Federation of CT - Taxpayer Organizations - Ltr Relevant in 2012
Three day oral arguments in health care case set for March
On March 27 Court to hear arguments on whether Congress had authority to pass individual coverage mandate Also check out Huffington Post Article
Lawyersusaonline and - Huffington Post - Dec 20, 2011
Is There a War on druggists
Pharmacy owner bemoans loss of customers under state prescription rule
Ed Jacovino - Journal Inquirer - December 27, 2011
Anthem proposes 12.9 percent rate increase
Recent legislation requires Public Hearings only be held on plans which exceed 15 percent.
CTMirror.org - Arielle Levin Becker - Sept 2011
Number of people without health insurance climbs
The number of people who lacked health insurance last year climbed to 49.9 million up from 49 million in 2009 the Census Bureau said Tuesday
CNN - Les Christie - Sept 13, 2011
Troubled Health Care Staffing Chain Settles With Government for 150 Million Dollars
To settle sweeping criminal and civil fraud allegations of submitting false bills to federal and state health programs
ProPublica - Charles Ornstein and Tracy Weber - Sept 2011
Fresh Evidence That Health Insurers Value Profits Over People
UnitedHealth, WellPoint and Aetna earned a combined 2.51 BILLION DOLLARS from April through the end of June, more than analysts expected. On a per share basis their earnings were up more than 17 percent on average compared with the second quarter of 2010.
By Wendell Potter Analyst - Center for Public Integrity, - Aug 1, 2011
Health care providers wary as super committee tackles debt.
If Congress cannot pass whatever the panel comes up with, then 1.2 trillion dlrs in automatic spending cuts will go into effect which could impact Medicare.
By Deirdre Shesgreen - CTMirror.org - Aug 5, 2011
Subsidy cuts boost Charter Oak Health Plan premiums
More than 9,500 people enrolled in the state run Charter Oak Health Plan will see their premiums jump by at least 45 percent and possibly as much as 67 percent starting Sept. 1 as the state cuts its subsidies for the program.
CTMirror.org - By Arielle Levin Becker - July 29, 2011
CADILLAC COVERAGE The High Cost of Public Employee Health Benefits
Focus on the relatively low share of insurance premiums paid by government workers, when compared with their private sector counterparts.
Josh Barro, Walter B. Wriston Fellow - Manhattan Institute for Policy Research - Aug 2011
Rell affordable health plan may soon be unaffordable
The premium increase stems from changes made to the current biennial budget
ctmirror.org - staff - July 2011
Keep Current on Healthcare Issues
Follow Healthcare on Politico
The Federation of - Connecticut Taxpayers - 2010
CONNECTICUT STATE TAXPAYERS ARE PAYING OVER $5 BILLION FOR HEALTHCARE IN 2009.
The Connecticut State Insurance Department will rule on the Rate Increase by Anthem of 22 to 30 percent.
The Federation of - Connecticut Taxpayer Organizations - Aug 2009
Obama admin makes case for health care change, citing problems in CT
Average family health insurance premiums in Connecticut which average 14,365 Dollars have increased by 98 percent since 2000.
Don Michak - Journal Inquirer - June, 2009
LOOK WHAT THEY ARE SAYING IN THE HEALTHCARE DEBATE
Write to us and tell us how you feel about Universal Healthcare.
Federation of Connecticut - Taxpayer Organizations - 2009
OBAMA SETS UP FORMAL OFFICE FOR HEALTCARE REFORM
Obama says healthcare is one of his biggest priorities in his administration.
Reuters - Staff - 2009
Obama, Health Care Players Agree to Seek Overhaul
From Wall Street Journal on Line
Wall Street Journal - Laura Meckle - 2009
United States Department of Health and Human Services
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
AHRQ - Federal Government - May 2006
Huge bill for public retirees hits soon
Medical benefit cost could top 1 trillion dollars
News Article - USA Today - May, 2006
Americas Failing Health
The growing difficulty of getting health insurance
Paul Krugman - New York Times - 2004
WHEN YOUR INSURANCE WILL NOT PAY
Rejection of a healthcare claim can come as a rude shock. Here is what to do.
Parade Magazine - Drs. Jason Theodosakis and David T. Feinberg - Nov, 2004
UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE AND COVERING THE UNINSURED
What other states are doing to decrease the number of uninsured and move toward universal health care.
OLR - State of Connecticut - July 28, 2004
Drug Prices Rose After Medicare Law Per AARP
AARP said brand-name drug prices have climbed 3.4 percent -- or three times the rate of inflation -- since December.
Susan Heavey - Reuters - June 30, 2004
Rx Drug Rebellion Gets New Support
The city of Boston and the state of New Hampshire will begin buying prescription drugs from Canada
CP - Combined Press - Dec 10, 2003
Medicare HMOs To Get Increase In Payments
HMOs in Medicare, serving 4.6 million seniors, will receive an additional $1.3 billion in 2004 and 2005
AP - Associated Press - Dec 10, 2003
Unions Suing State and Local Taxpayers
Taxpayers Pay $500 Million for State employee healthcare. Unions want more!
FCTO - Associated Press - Sept 7, 2003
State Healthcare
Many hard working Connecticut taxpayers have no health insurance, yet over $4 billion state tax dollars are paying for a selectively distributed State healthcare system for others.
Susan Kniep - FCTO - Sept 8, 2003



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