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Healthcare

The Aetna building on Farmington Avenue in Hartford. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Aetna Buying Tech Company

Health insurer Aetna will spend $400 million on a technology company that could strengthen its push into a relatively small but growing area of employer-sponsored coverage: private exchanges that let workers choose their own plans.

11/03/2014

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What Has The Affordable Care Act Accomplished A Year Later?

With almost a year under its belt, has the Affordable Care Act impact as many people as it originally set out to?

09/18/2014

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A Medical Re-Awakening To Issues Of Domestic Violence

Desiree Cooper, a spokesperson for Planned Parenthood, said many victims of abuse neglect their healthcare needs.

09/17/2014

Access Health CT logo

Computer Glitch Pinpointed

Connecticut’s health insurance exchange has identified the computer glitch that led to about 900 canceled plans and affected thousands of other customers, an Access Health CT spokeswoman said Friday.

07/11/2014

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Is Your Handshake As Dangerous As Smoking?

A commentary in the Journal Of The American Medical Association says it’s time to say goodbye to the handshake greeting in a health care setting.

05/22/2014

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

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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

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