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Ct Health Premiums Doubled In Last Decade

June 1, 2011
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Ct Health Premiums Doubled In Last Decade

by Rob Gurwitt Connecticut’s private employers have seen the price of health insurance premiums for workers and their families rise 102 percent since 1999, an analysis by C-HIT shows. The amount that families pay for this coverage rose an even steeper 107 percent. The increases came during a decade when median household income in...

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Veterans Question If Government Will Keep Health Care Promises To GIs

May 30, 2011
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Veterans Question If Government Will Keep Health Care Promises To GIs

by Magaly Olivero Retired Navy vet Chad Colter  Photo by Dana Jensen/The Day As communities gather this Memorial Day to honor those who have served their country, some Connecticut veterans and their families are wondering if the nation will be able to honor its promise to provide a lifetime of low-cost, high-quality health care....

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Senators Ask ObamaTo Be Sensitive To Families Whose Soldiers Commit Suicide

May 27, 2011
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Senators Ask ObamaTo Be Sensitive To Families Whose Soldiers Commit Suicide

Written by Lisa Chedekel A group of senators, including Connecticut’s Richard Blumenthal, is asking President Obama to start sending condolence letters to families of U.S. service members who kill themselves, in what would be a reversal of long-standing policy. In a letter to Obama, eleven senators, including Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and Richard Burr, R-N.C,...

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Bad Drug Reactions: Sharp Rise Nationally

April 27, 2011
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Bad Drug Reactions: Sharp Rise Nationally

By Colleen Shaddox C-HIT Writer The number of hospital patients having bad reactions to medications has gone up 52 percent in five years, according to a federal report. The Agency for Health Care Research and Quality tracked the problem nationally between 2004 and 2008. State data was not available. The report found 1.9 million...

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