Healthcare

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A new federal government report shows an increase in the number of people enrolled in Connecticut’s Affordable Care Act marketplace, despite a sharp rise in premiums this year.

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President Trump is set to announce his choice for a new Supreme Court justice that he’s said could eventually result in the reversal of the abortion rights case Roe v. Wade. New York has had legal abortion since 1970, three years before the landmark ruling. But advocates, and many Democratic politicians, say it’s not enough, and it could become an issue in this year’s governor’s race.

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Two Connecticut-based health insurance companies are rushing into the pharmacy business. Hartford-based Aetna said in December it would merge with CVS, and Bloomfield-based Cigna said this month that it would buy Express Scripts. A recent SEC filing signals a haste to reform how and where people buy not just medicine, but healthcare in general.

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On Wednesday the Connecticut General Assembly voted overwhelmingly to approve an amended contract for home care workers in the state.

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Connecticut Senate Republican President Len Fasano wants a public hearing to look into reports of denial of healthcare to state prisoners. At a news conference at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford on Wednesday, Fasano said inadequate staffing and untimely healthcare may have been factors in the deaths of eight inmates.

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