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The New Patient’s Bill Of Rights

The new Patient’s Bill of Rights protects many basic rights of Americans when it comes to personal health care and dealing with insurance companies.

07/22/2013

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Health Care Costs In America Versus The Rest Of The World

While America has the most expensive health care system in the world, Americans do not live longer or have better health than people in most other developed countries.

07/20/2013

Connecticut & The Affordable Care Act

What The Affordable Care Act Means For Connecticuters

07/17/2013

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New England Leads Nation In Primary Care

With Vermont leading the way, five of New England’s six states rank in the top six for primary care doctors per capita, according to data from the Association of American Medical Colleges. The sixth, Connecticut, ranks 12th.

06/22/2013

President Obama Makes Statement On Affordable Care Act.  (credit: Stephen Lam/Getty Images)

NH Health Overhaul Committee Holds Meeting

A legislative committee involved in implementing President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul law in New Hampshire is expected to get more details from insurance officials.

06/11/2013

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Billion Dollar Reduction In State Employee Health Care Liabilities

Governor Malloy and State Comptroller Kevin Lembo announced Tuesday that the state of Connecticut will save approximately $1.68 billion through another reduction in the state’s future unfunded state employee and retiree health care liabilities.

05/21/2013

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CVS Requiring Workers To Disclose Weight, Body Fat For Health Insurance

CVS Caremark, the company behind the national chain of pharmacies that employs over 200,000 people, has come under fire after reportedly instituting a new and invasive policy regarding its health coverage plan.

03/20/2013

Police: Fired Aide Left Feces In Employer’s Oven, Refrigerator

Police say a disgruntled home health aide fired by a Connecticut family got even by leaving feces in their elderly relative’s oven and refrigerator.

03/05/2013

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Opinion: Americans Failed Walmart Workers

After all the hype regarding Walmart employees’ discontent with their employer and the threat of a strike on Black Friday, the long holiday weekend was saw banner sales and virtually no protest at Walmarts.

11/26/2012

President Barack Obama stands on stage with first lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden after his victory speech on election night(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: Happy Thanksgiving

The Buck Starts Here wishes a happy Thanksgiving to our readers. For progressives there is much to be thankful for this year.

11/22/2012

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