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Maine Democrats’ Final Attempt To Expand Medicaid

Maine lawmakers have endorsed a final attempt by Democrats this session to expand health care coverage to more than 70,000 low-income residents.

04/17/2014

Can I Pay For A Dentist With My Health Insurance?

For children, those younger than 19, dental care is a pediatric service that must be covered as an essential benefit.

03/20/2014

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Health Exchange Surpasses Enrollment Goal

(Hartford, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – With just about three weeks to go before the deadline to sign up for a health plan, the state’s insurance exchange is announcing it has surpassed its self-imposed goal of 100,000 […]

03/11/2014

State officials are working to make sure everyone is properly entered into the health care system, says a spokeswoman. (Getty Images)

Some New Connecticut Insurance Consumers Await ID Cards

Many who signed up to receive benefits as of Jan. 1st have not been able to access their accounts or pay bills online.

01/03/2014

State officials say with an increase in Medicare spending under Obamacare comes a risk that some will abuse the system. (Getty Images)

Connecticut Hires Firm To Detect Fraud In DSS Program

Texas company will detect fraud, waste and abuse in the Department of Social Services Medical Assistance Program

12/29/2013

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Three Glaring Changes Needed To Fix Obamacare

Some immediate fixes can address problems that are becoming evident as provisions of the new law take effect.

11/18/2013

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton (R) takes the stage as he is introduced by Governor of New Hampshire Maggie Hassan at an event at the University of New Hampshire October 3, 2012 in Durham, New Hampshire.  (credit: Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

NH Medicaid Compromise Hinges On Private Coverage

New Hampshire lawmakers are scheduled to vote Thursday whether to expand Medicaid under the federal health care overhaul law, but so far no compromise has emerged over a key difference: when to use the federal marketplace to buy private coverage.

11/17/2013

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Dentist Sentenced In Massive Medicaid Fraud Scheme

Prison time for a Connecticut dentist who swindled millions from the federal Medicaid program. Gary Anusavice, 60, used recruiters, to seek poor patients who used Medicaid. Then he would perform unnecessary dental procedures and file […]

10/10/2013

Kevin Lembo (Courtesy Office of the State Comptroller)

State Comptroller Releases FY 2014 Projections

Although it’s still early in the fiscal year, Connecticut is on track to close FY-2014 with a surplus. Figures released today by the comptroller’s office show the state a $4.4 million surplus. Still, Kevin Lembo […]

10/01/2013

President Barack Obama speaks about Affordable Care Act.  (credit: Stephen Lam/Getty Images)

Medicaid Panel Continues Gathering Information

A special nine-member commission charged with recommending to lawmakers whether they should authorize New Hampshire to expand Medicaid to an estimated 49,000 poor adults continues its information-gathering on Tuesday.

09/08/2013

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