• health insurance Apr 6

    COVID-19 Treatment: What Will You Pay?

    A number of health insurers, including Aetna, Cigna and Humana are waiving cost-sharing for treatment of the coronavirus, including testing and hospitalization. Cost-sharing typically includes deductibles, co-insurance and co-pays for in-network costs. Those same providers have said they will waive out-of-network costs as well. On Sunday, Gov. Ned Lamont expanded his previous executive order to include out-of-network costs and instituted…

  • medical bills Apr 6

    Understanding Coronavirus Medical Bills

    There are now several measures in place to protect you from facing massive medical bills if you come down with the coronavirus

  • access health ct Mar 19

    Access Health Connecticut Announce New Enrollment Period for Uninsured Residents Amid COVID-19 Concerns

    Access Health CT announced a new special enrollment period for uninsured Connecticut residents on Tuesday morning. Starting Thursday, March 19 until Thursday, April 2, individuals can sign up for a health insurance plan offered by either of Access Health CT’s two insurance carriers. According to officials, Connecticut residents must be lawfully present in the United States and not be incarcerated…

  • coronavirus Mar 17

    68 Confirmed Coronavirus Cases in Connecticut

    Gov. Ned Lamont said Tuesday the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus has climbed to 68 in Connecticut, but the actual number of infected patients is likely much higher.

  • Mexico Sep 15, 2019

    Rise in Health Uninsured May Be Linked to Immigrants' Fears

    When the Census Bureau reported an increase in the number of people without health insurance in America, it sent political partisans reaching for talking points on the Obama-era health law and its travails. But the new numbers suggest that fears of the Trump administration’s immigration crackdown may be a more significant factor in the slippage. Overall, the number of uninsured...

  • Donald Trump Sep 15, 2019

    Idle Mines Portend Dark Days for Top US Coal Region

    Mine owner Blackjewel LLC filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on July 1 was a big hit to the region straddling northeastern Wyoming and southeastern Montana, where coal has quietly supported the economies of both states for decades and fuels a shrinking number of power plants in 28 states. Negotiations that could reopen the two Wyoming mines under new ownership...

  • Donald Trump Jun 23, 2019

    2020 Democrats Strongly Defend Abortion Rights at Forum

    Twenty Democratic presidential candidates attending a Planned Parenthood forum on Saturday vowed to defend abortion rights under nearly any circumstance while largely ignoring nuances around the issue that have already roiled their party heading into the 2020 election. The event sponsored by Planned Parenthood Action Fund — the group’s political arm — was the first of the election season centered...

  • Donald Trump Jun 23, 2019

    2020 Democrats Strongly Defend Abortion Rights at Forum

    Twenty Democratic presidential candidates attending a Planned Parenthood forum on Saturday vowed to defend abortion rights under nearly any circumstance while largely ignoring nuances around the issue that have already roiled their party heading into the 2020 election. The event sponsored by Planned Parenthood Action Fund — the group’s political arm — was the first of the election season centered...

  • Donald Trump May 29, 2019

    Democrats Up Requirements for 2nd Round of Primary Debates

    The Democratic National Committee is upping the ante for its second round of presidential primary debates, doubling the polling and grassroots fundraising requirements from its initial summer debates. The parameters, announced Wednesday, are likely to help cull a crop of 24 candidates and, in the process, intensify scrutiny on Democratic Chairman Tom Perez and his pledge to give all candidates...

  • Donald Trump May 11, 2019

    Beto O'Rourke Readies ‘Reintroduction' as 2020 Buzz Fizzles

    Beto O’Rourke barreled into the 2020 presidential race with breakneck energy and a fly-by-the-seat-of-his-pants campaign style that saw him leap atop tables to address overflow crowds with the organic, off-the-cuff candor that had made him a Texas sensation. But since his mid-March campaign launch, the buzz surrounding the former congressman has evaporated. Competing in a massive field of Democratic White...

  • Elizabeth Warren Apr 24, 2019

    Fact Check: The Facts on Medicare for All

    Sen. Bernie Sanders introduced the latest version of his Medicare for All legislation on April 10, with 13 Democratic co-sponsors. Four of them, plus Sanders himself, are running for the Democratic presidential nomination. Sanders says the bill, S. 1129, “would provide comprehensive and cost-effective health care for everyone,” while the White House has said the plan would “mandate a decrease...

  • Hartford Jan 17, 2019

    Audit Reveals Thousands Spent on People Not Eligible for School Health Plan

    Hundreds of thousands in public dollars were spent on people who shouldn’t be using a school district health insurance plan, according to an audit of Hartford Public Schools, and now the Hartford Police Department is investigating the alleged fraud.

  • Jan 16, 2019

    HPS Spent Thousands On People Ineligible for Health Plan

    Last year Hartford Public Schools discovered an ex-husband of one of its employees ran up health care bills approaching $700,000 over a 15-year stretch.

  • Connecticut Dec 17, 2018

    Access Health CT Extends Insurance Sign-Up Deadline

    Connecticut’s health insurance exchange is extending its open enrollment period for another month.

  • Dec 16, 2018

    Access Health CT Extends Insurance Sign-Up Deadline

    Connecticut’s health insurance exchange is extending its open enrollment period for another month.

  • Daniel Macht Nov 16, 2018

    Here Are Your New Income Tax Brackets for 2019

    Prepare your calculators. The Internal Revenue Service has updated its tax brackets for 2019. This year marks the first under the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, an overhaul of the tax code that resulted in lower individual income tax rates, a doubled standard deduction and the elimination of personal exemptions. For the new year, the IRS has bumped up...

  • Donald Trump Nov 12, 2018

    Meet the House Democrats Who Will Be Running the Show

    Now that Democrats have captured control of the House for the next two years, the party’s most senior members are poised to regain the wide-ranging power of committee chairmanships. While some of the Democrats have gained fame in feuds with President Donald Trump, others are relatively little-known outside of Capitol Hill. A look at the Democratic lawmakers expected to wield...

  • Hartford Sep 20, 2018

    Hartford Public Schools Provided Healthcare To Those Ineligible

    Hartford Public Schools employees claimed dozens of dependents who weren’t eligible for the district’s health insurance plan, according to a new audit by Secova, a management consulting company.

  • president Mar 19, 2018

    With Deal in Place, All West Virginia Schools to Reopen Thursday

    Classes will resume in West Virginia on Thursday as Gov. Jim Justice struck a deal with protesting teachers throughout the state.

  • Donald Trump Nov 18, 2017

    Winners and Losers Under the Senate Tax Overhaul Proposal

    The ultra-wealthy, especially those with dynastic businesses — like President Donald Trump and his family — do very well under a major Republican tax bill moving in the Senate, as they do under legislation passed this week by the House. Want to toast the anticipated tax win with champagne or a beer — or maybe you’re feeling Shakespearean and prefer...

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