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CT Golden Years: Medicaid, Medicare Coordination Could Save Tax Dollars In Connecticut

June 13, 2012
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CT Golden Years: Medicaid, Medicare Coordination Could Save Tax Dollars In Connecticut

In the world of government health care they are called “duals,” elderly or disabled people who have dual eligibility for Medicaid and Medicare coverage. In Connecticut, spending on “duals” or MMEs (Medicaid Medicare Eligible) as they also are known is the second highest in the nation. The 57,569 Connecticut MMEs represent less than ten...

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CT Golden Years: Opponents of Unionized Day Care, Home Care Aides Demonstrate at Capitol Press Conference

April 25, 2012
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CT Golden Years: Opponents of Unionized Day Care, Home Care Aides Demonstrate at Capitol Press Conference

A press conference that was intended to show support for a legislative proposal obliging day care workers and home-care aides who receive state funds to unionize, turned into a raucous anti-union demonstration at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford today. The aim of the press conference, which was sponsored by the Permanent Commission on...

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CT Golden Years: Death Becomes Us, and Probate Awaits!

April 18, 2012
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CT Golden Years: Death Becomes Us, and Probate Awaits!

We talk a lot about the aging population in Connecticut in this column – how we face the same issues as the rest of the nation, and how we sometimes differ – but there is another facet to aging that should be addressed from time to time – the end of life. Death it...

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CT GOLDEN YEARS: Yankee Institute’s Rob Simmons Opposes Malloy’s Health Care Unionization

March 7, 2012
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CT GOLDEN YEARS: Yankee Institute’s Rob Simmons Opposes Malloy’s Health Care Unionization

Opponents of Gov. Dannel Malloy’s Executive Orders 9 and 10, issued last year in support of unionizing child-care workers and home care aides, got an extra measure of support this week when the Yankee Institute for Public Policy named former US Congressman Rob Simmons as its chairman. The Institute unanimously approved of Simmons as...

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