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Nearly 4 million Medicare beneficiaries receive help with prescription drug cost under Affordable Care Act

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Savings from new drug discounts in 2011 already total $38 million Through provisions of the Affordable Care Act, nearly 4 million people with Medicare who reached the program’s Part D coverage gap in 2010 have received a one-time, tax-free $250 rebate check. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced today that […] [Read More]
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Paul Krugman Agrees

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He agrees with me: (T)he only way we’ll get any budget deal now — or, I’d say, any time in the next several years — will be if conservatives come up with an offer. And they won’t. [Read More]
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Small Business Health Coverage Becomes More Affordable and Accessible With New Tax Credit

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Small businesses are finding it easier to secure medical coverage for their employees following implementation of a new tax credit that was enacted through last year’s health insurance reform law. According to a report released today by Democrats on the House Committee on Small Business, the tax credit provides $40 billion in relief for entrepreneurs. […] [Read More]
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Government Shutdown Until 2013?

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A government shutdown would hurt Republicans much more than Democrats: A PPP poll of registered voters released this week showed that most Americans think a government shutdown would be bad for the country. And if a shutdown does occur, the poll also found that a majority of Americans would blame Republicans for the mess, not […] [Read More]
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Replacing Ken Flatto

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From the charter: “Method of filling vacancies on the Board of Selectmen. At any time a vacancy occurs on the Board of Selectmen, including First Selectman, a replacement, who shall be registered with the same political party as the person vacating the office, shall be designated by the remaining Selectmen. If the Selectmen designate one […] [Read More]
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FAIRFIELD FIRST SELECTMAN KEN FLATTO APPOINTED EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF DIVISION OF SPECIAL REVENUE

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(HARTFORD, CT) — Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that he has appointed Fairfield First Selectman Kenneth Flatto as Executive Director of the Division of Special Revenue. The Division of Special Revenue is responsible for managing various special revenues and for regulating legalized gaming in the State of Connecticut, including the Lottery and Foxwoods and […] [Read More]
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Libya: Not What We Expected

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To me, establishing a no-fly zone in an arena where essentially unarmed civilians are being shot down by air strikes is a reasonable assertion of international authority. Even the Arab League approved such a measure, at least at first, in Libya. But to me, a “no-fly” zone is, and should be, a warning that any […] [Read More]
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Teachers, Nuclear Dangers, Abortion Rights

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Greater Danger Lies in Spent Fuel Than in Reactors NY Times Years of procrastination in deciding on long-term disposal of highly radioactive fuel rods from nuclear reactors are now coming back to haunt Japanese authorities… Japan, like the United States, has kept ever-larger numbers of spent fuel rods in temporary storage pools at the power […] [Read More]
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Green (and White) Tea’s Health Benefits

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White Tea vs. Green Tea When discussing white tea vs green tea, it is important to realize that they both come from the same plant, the tea plant Camellia sinensis. The main difference between the two types of tea is that the white tea leaves are harvested at a younger age than the green tea […] [Read More]
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Interesting 3/18

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1. New Republic: In Bachmann, A Serious Contender As the 2012 Republican presidential field finally takes shape over the next few months, one thing is fairly certain: An intensely ideological female politician closely identified with the Christian Right and with the Tea Party movement, someone liberals love to hate, will define the race. But surprisingly, […] [Read More]
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