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Bill Would Allow CT Exchange To Negotiate

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – A legislative committee wants to delay for a year when the state’s insurance marketplace, Access Health CT, could begin negotiating prices with the insurance companies selling products through the exchange. Members […]

02/25/2014

Wikipedia is the single leading source of health care information for both providers and patients, with 50 percent of physicians reporting that they’ve consulted the community-edited, online encyclopedia for information on health conditions. (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Wikipedia The Top Source Of Health Care Info For Doctors, Patients

Wikipedia is the single leading source of health care information for both providers and patients, with 50 percent of physicians reporting that they’ve consulted the community-edited, online encyclopedia for information on health conditions.

01/29/2014

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Flu Cases Spike In State

The flu is starting to really rear its ugly head in Connecticut.

01/16/2014

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Malloy: 45 Percent Of Anthem Payments Processed

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Connecticut officials have told Gov. Dannel P. Malloy they’ve processed 45 percent of the payments for new enrollees who signed up for health insurance coverage […]

01/15/2014

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Two Flu Deaths In Connecticut

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut health officials say the flu is now widespread across the state with more than 680 confirmed cases and two deaths this season. Officials say Fairfield County has the most confirmed […]

01/09/2014