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How Does The Supreme Court’s Ruling Against Health Reform’s Expansion of Medicaid Affect CT?

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I posed this question to Sharon D. Langer, MEd, JD Senior Policy Fellow Connecticut Voices for Children Here’s her response: We don’t believe that Connecticut will forego 100% federal funding (over time that will decrease to about 90% federal funding) to cover a large segment of the uninsured through the Medicaid expansion. Connecticut was the […] [Read More]
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CT Voices for Children praises Supreme Court ruling upholding health reform law

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Connecticut Voices for Children today cheered the U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding the health reform law, pointing to the many benefits and protections it offers for children in the state. “This victory for health reform is a victory for all Connecticut children and families,” said Sharon Langer, Senior Policy Fellow at Connecticut Voices. “Many people […] [Read More]
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Chris Shays Is A Moderate?

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Does this sound like a moderate? The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the constitutionality of the individual healthcare mandate just reaffirms the need to send someone to the United States Senate who has the ability to repeal this destructive law. Obamacare is the single greatest infringement on our individual liberties and personal freedoms that we […] [Read More]
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A “Culture of Corruption?”

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from Wait What by Jon Pelto Last September, following Hurricane Irene’s landfall in Connecticut, President Obama released significant resources to help people, including the availability of emergency food aid (called D-SNAP.) The Department of Social Services, the state agency that oversees the regular food stamp program (which is called SNAP) ramped up for what it […] [Read More]
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Comprehensive Restaurant Listings With Links and Reviews

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Updated: Westport Restaurants Stratford Restaurants Bridgeport Restaurants [Read More]
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Latest Health Research

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I. Things I take/get/do that are good for me (Note #9 especially!) 1. Statins A. Statins = Reduced Risk of Recurrent Cardiovascular Events in Men, Women 2. Vitamin D/ Sun A. Low vitamin D levels linked to weight gain in some older women B. Treating vitamin D deficiency may improve depression C. Low vitamin D […] [Read More]
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SEIU Endorses Donovan for Congress

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The Service Employees International Union Connecticut State Council, along with the SEIU affiliated locals the Connecticut State Employees Association, the New England Health Care Employees Union District 1199ne, SEIU Local 32BJ, the Connecticut Employees Union Independent, the Congress of Connecticut Community Colleges, and the National Association of Government Employees, today announced their endorsement of Chris […] [Read More]
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Hey Bridgeport; Vallas Has Your Credit Card and He’s Going Wild (Part II of II)

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From Wait, What by Jon Pelto ….Then there is Vallas’ decision to purchase Rubicon Atlas, a powerful curriculum mapping program. Rubicon’s pitch is that their software provides “a tool to organize, communicate and disseminate information” and that it “is the solution to managing curriculum and sharing instructional best practices across grades, subjects, schools, and cultures.” […] [Read More]
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Asians Overtake Hispanics in New Immigrant Arrivals

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Asians Surpass U.S. Public in Valuing Marriage, Parenthood, Hard Work Asians have overtaken Hispanics as the largest group of new immigrants arriving each year in the United States, according to “The Rise of Asian Americans,” a comprehensive new Pew Research Center survey and report. Two-thirds of recent adult Asian immigrants are either college students or […] [Read More]
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Food industry needs more scrutiny

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Editors and guest editors of the prestigious scientific journal PLoS Medicine argue that the multinational food and beverage industry has a growing influence on the global health agenda and a major role in the obesity crisis, but that its activities have not been met with sufficient scrutiny or skepticism. The PLoS Medicine editors say that […] [Read More]
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