medicare http://wshu.org en Stamford's Smith House faces financial woes while state shifts focus http://wshu.org/post/stamfords-smith-house-faces-financial-woes-while-state-shifts-focus <p>Smith House in Stamford, Connecticut is one of only two nursing homes operated by a city or town in the state. But city leaders are struggling to keep up with its rising costs. WSHU's&nbsp;Kaomi Goetz reports that changes in how Connecticut approaches long-term care is testing the viability of Smith House and other nursing homes across the state.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 20:57:02 +0000 Kaomi Goetz 13729 at http://wshu.org Stamford's Smith House faces financial woes while state shifts focus Conn. US Senators are concerned health insurers are dropping doctors from Medicare Advantage http://wshu.org/post/conn-us-senators-are-concerned-health-insurers-are-dropping-doctors-medicare-advantage <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Connecticut’s two US senators are concerned a major insurance company is jeopardizing the welfare of patients by dropping doctors from its Medicare Advantage program. &nbsp;The senators held a hearing in Hartford on Wednesday to look into further regulation of health insurance companies that participate in the program.</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 22:42:38 +0000 Ebong Udoma 11672 at http://wshu.org Conn. US Senators are concerned health insurers are dropping doctors from Medicare Advantage