• Malloy signs 3D mammography bill, adjusts budget accordingly

    HARTFORD, Conn. – Gov. Dannel P. Malloy surprised advocates Thursday by signing a bill that will require insurance companies to cover 3D mammography. In addition to signing the bill, which was passed overwhelmingly by the House and the Senate, Malloy also adjusted the budget by line-item vetoing $775,000 in funding for Federally Qualified Health Centers,…

  • Opinion: A more personal approach to the healthcare debate

    Emmett Riley (D-46) is a state representative from Norwich. As an assistant majority leader and vice chairman of the General Assembly’s Public Health Committee, I am regularly part of formal and informal discussions about a wide range of issues that impact the daily lives of the residents of our state.

  • Opinion: Insurers blocking consumer protections, again

    Opinion: Insurers blocking consumer protections, again

    Ellen Andrews is executive director of the Connecticut Health Policy Project and Dr. Robert Russo is the head of Robert D. Russo M.D. and Associates Radiology and also president of the Connecticut State Medical Society. Consumer protections had a good start in Connecticut’s latest health reform plan. But, as always, the devil is in the…

  • Opinion: Medicaid myths challenged

    Opinion: Medicaid myths challenged

    Kate McEvoy, Esq., is the Medicaid director at the Connecticut Department of Social Services As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the legislation that created the Medicaid program, we would like to share some important facts about Connecticut HUSKY Health (Medicaid).

  • Consumers ask regulators to scrutinize rate requests

    Consumers ask regulators to scrutinize rate requests

    HARTFORD, Conn. – A handful of individuals told Insurance Department regulators Monday that the rate increases requested by three health insurance companies were excessive.

  • Unions pitch healthcare pooling

    HARTFORD, Conn. – Union officials and municipal leaders asked state lawmakers again Thursday for the ability to pool their health insurance risk with other municipalities and the state employees’ plan.