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Sample SNAP card (Courtesy DSS)

DSS Extends Benefits for Thousands

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Department of Social Services Commissioner Roderick Bremby has ordered a so-called protective extension of medical and food benefits for about 15,500 low-income families that are risk of losing their eligibility due […]

08/29/2013

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Ninth Arrest In Medicaid Drug Fraud

A West Hartford woman is the ninth person charged in a scheme in which prescription drugs were charged to the Medicaid program and sold illegally on the street.

07/23/2013

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Low Or No Cost Health Care Options For People With Low Incomes

Several health coverage and care options are now available for individuals and families in lower income brackets.

07/21/2013

Governor Dannel Malloy (Courtesy House Democrats)

Lawmakers Tackle Budget-Related Bills

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) Connecticut lawmakers are taking up bills that spell out details of the new two-year, $44 billion state budget bill that awaits Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s signature. By a vote of 93-48, the […]

06/05/2013

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Wethersfield Man Charged With Organizing Scheme To Defraud Medicaid

Prosecutors say a Wethersfield man faces conspiracy charges in what they say was a scheme involving a former doctor to have Medicaid recipients obtain prescription drugs paid for by Medicaid, then selling the drugs illegally on the street.

05/02/2013

Governor Says DSS Will Need To Increase Efficiency In Medicaid Program

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says the Department of Social Services will have to run its Medicaid program efficiently as possible now that the federal government has denied Connecticut’s request to tighten eligibility rules.

03/04/2013

Obamacare supporters celebrate the Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Health Act on June 28, 2012 in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

ObamaCare 101: Separating Fact From Fiction

What does ObamaCare mean for you? The more you understand, the better you’ll fare.

02/28/2013

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State Receives $2.85 Million Federal Grant To Improve Health Care

The federal government has given Connecticut a $2.85 million grant to develop a plan that improves coordination of patient care and coverage, reform payment structures and lower costs.

02/24/2013

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

Opinion: Republicans Endorse Todd Akin As Senate Chances Slip Away

After Mitt Romney’s 47% don’t pay taxes remark, Conservative columnist Peggy Noonan dubbed the Romney campaign a “rolling calamity” for all its problems and continuing self-inflicted wounds. At this point, she might have to extend that label to Republican efforts to take the majority in the Senate as they flounder and flip flop.

09/27/2012

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Opinion: Paul Ryan And The War on Women

If you like the GOP war on women, you are going to love Paul Ryan. After all, Ryan’s record on women’s health could easily be mistaken for one of W. Mitt Romney’s primary opponents, Rick Santorum.

08/15/2012

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