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. The senators held a hearing in Hartford on Wednesday to look into further regulation of health insurance companies that participate in the program.
FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks during an end-of-the year news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington. The president is hosting a series of meetings this week with lawmakers, privacy advocates and intelligence officials as he nears a final decision on changes to the government's controversial surveillance programs.
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal is optimistic President Obama is looking at ways to reign in the National Security Agency's secret surveillance programs. The Connecticut Democrat was one several senators who met with the president at the White House last week.
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Charles Schumer of New York say the Federal Railroad Administration only has enough funding for 1% of the safety measures they say are needed to make trains safe.