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HEALTH INSURANCE REBATES UNDER THE HEALTH REFORM LAW : $1.3 BILLION DOLLARS IN 2012

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AMONG THE MANY CASUALTIES IF THE LAW IS OVERTURNED Consumers and businesses are expected to receive an estimated $1.3 billion by this August in rebates from health insurers who spent more on administrative expenses and profits than allowed by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), finds a new analysis from the Kaiser Family Foundation of the […] [Read More]
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Well Worth Watching

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A little longer than usual, but well worth it: [Read More]
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My Latest Blogs

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Consumption Of Resistant Starch May Protect Against Bowel Cancer Health News Report Western diets are typically low in fibre and have been linked with a higher incidence of bowel cancer. Even though Australians eat more dietary fibre than many other western countries, bowel cancer is still the second most commonly reported cancer in Australia with […] [Read More]
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You Go, Bill!

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Barnum Lives Receives 5 Emmy Nominations

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A mixed media documentary on the life of PT Barnum has received five regional Emmy nominations from the New England Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The documentary mixes live drama with animation and was produced by American View/Borres Productions of Bridgeport, Connecticut. The documentary aired on Connecticut Public Television is expected to air again […] [Read More]
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Connecticut Needs A Raise

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Connecticut Assembly Votes to Raise State Minimum Wage to $8.75 New Poll Finds Overwhelming Support for Raising CT’s Minimum Wage Today the Connecticut Assembly voted to raise the state’s minimum wage. If passed by the full legislature, the measure would raise Connecticut’s minimum wage to $8.50 in 2013 and $8.75 in 2014. The vote follows […] [Read More]
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Toy Industry Association leads effort to keep toxics in children’s toys

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Advocates, parents, health care professionals and concerned citizens across the state are working around the clock to get word to Connecticut lawmakers that action needs to be taken to protect children from toxic chemical exposure. Armed with numerous peer-based scientific studies, they argue that a strong link has been demonstrated between exposure to toxic chemicals […] [Read More]
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Marco Polo really did go to China

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A thorough new study of Chinese sources by University of Tübingen Sinologist Hans Ulrich Vogel dispels claims that Venice’s most famous traveler never truly went as far as China. It has been said that Marco Polo did not really go to China; that he merely cobbled together his information about it from journeys to the […] [Read More]
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Mitt Romney wants to cut Pell Grants

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Mitt Romney wants to cut Pell Grants: Here’s more on Pell Grants: [Read More]
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More Testing In Bridgeport!

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As Jon Pelto reports below, Bridgeport schools are adding a new round of tests in June. My questions: 1. Where do these tests come from? Who wrote them? Who determined how appropriate they are? 2. Who is going to grade them? 3. How much does all this cost? 4. Where is the money coming from? […] [Read More]
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