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West Hartford's Veterans' Memorial. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Report: Unsanitary Conditions At Conn. VA Hospital

The Veterans Administrations’ Inspector General’s Office has cited the VA Connecticut Healthcare System hospital for an array of problems including unsanitary operating room conditions and high worker absenteeism.

02/19/2014

When the intensely private Rep. Mike Michaud laid bare his private life and announced he's gay, one openly gay congressman joked that the Maine Democrat had never registered on his "gaydar."(Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Connecticut Worker Sues Senior Living Chain Over Health Benefits For Her Wife

A Connecticut physical therapist has filed a sex discrimination complaint against the West Hartford senior living center where she works, saying she is being illegally denied health benefits for her wife.

01/28/2014

Mixed Martial Arts (Mark Kolbe/Getty Images Sport)

Health Care Provision Could Derail MMA in Connecticut

A provision making promoters liable for fighters’ health care costs is threatening to derail plans to expand mixed martial arts events in Connecticut.

WTIC NewsTalk 1080–06/07/2013

U.S. Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) (Photo credit: akin.org)

Opinion: Akin’s Position On Rape And Abortion Is The GOP Platform

The basic fact is that Romney, Ryan and Republican’s are uncomfortable with a few of the words Congressman Akin used. They are not, however, uncomfortable with the policy position he was expressing. The record shows that they march in lockstep with Congressman Akin.

08/21/2012

(Source: AP)

L&M Hospital Moves To Buy Westerly Hospital

A Superior Court judge has given his approval to a Connecticut hospital’s initial bid for the purchase of Westerly Hospital.

06/14/2012

Medical exam (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Which Medical Tests Are Really Needed?

Nine medical societies representing nearly 375,000 physicians are challenging the widely held perception that more health care is better, releasing lists Wednesday of tests and treatments their members should no longer automatically order.

04/04/2012

File photo of a gavel (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Farmington Group Files Brief In Supreme Court Healthcare Case

A Connecticut-based group is watching with special interest as the two sides make arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court over the new health care reform law.

03/26/2012

(File: Douglas Healey/AP Photo)

Aetna Q1 Profit Up; Revenue Down

Aetna says its first-quarter profit rose 4 percent as claims left over from the previous quarter came in lower than the health insurer expected. But it says revenue and enrollment dropped.

04/28/2011

Health Care Reform Costs

State-by-State Analysis of Health Insurance Premiums – Why They Are Buying Less Protective Coverage & What STATES Are Doing to Fix It.

12/02/2010