Connecticut

Medicaid, ACA Uncertainty Threaten Success Of Connecticut Ex-Offenders’ Health Care Programs

April 21, 2017
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Medicaid, ACA Uncertainty Threaten Success Of Connecticut Ex-Offenders’ Health Care Programs

By Adam Wisnieski 12 hours ago Since 2011, Connecticut has issued more than 39,000 new Medicaid cards to prisoners returning to communities, connecting them to health care services with the goal of keeping them healthy and out of prison. This initiative, which gives ex-offenders the opportunity to see a primary care physician on a...

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EastHartford Nurse Gets Probation Following Baby’s Death, Three Other Nurses Disciplined

April 21, 2017
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EastHartford Nurse Gets Probation Following Baby’s Death, Three Other Nurses Disciplined

By Kate Farrish 18 hours ago The state Board of Examiners for Nursing Wednesday placed an East Hartford nurse’s license on probation for two years in connection with the death of a 13-month-old girl she was caring for in Manchester in 2014. A 2016 investigative report found that Shirley A. Powell, a licensed practical...

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Four Connecticut Nursing Homes Fined

April 19, 2017
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Four Connecticut Nursing Homes Fined

By Cara Rosner 6 hours ago RecommendTweet EmailPrint More The state Department of Public Health (DPH) has cited and fined four Connecticut nursing homes for various lapses of care. Bridgeport Manor was fined $1,940 for two instances earlier this year. In a Jan. 14 incident, a nurse aide found a resident slumped in a...

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Medicaid Offers Birth Control Right After Delivery In Connecticut

April 11, 2017
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Medicaid Offers Birth Control Right After Delivery In Connecticut

By Cara Rosner 24 hours ago Low-income women in Connecticut who have just given birth and know they don’t want to get pregnant again anytime soon are now offered a long-acting birth control option postpartum. Medical providers say the policy by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will reduce the number of...

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