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Health Care Reform: Who Wins and Who Loses? Part I

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Myths and Facts by Maggie Mahar, a fellow at The Century Foundation, a public policy research organization This is the first in a series of commentary pieces that will try to dispel the myths and reveal the facts about the reform legislation. What will reform mean for insurers, hospitals, doctors, Medicare patients, seniors who are […] [Read More]
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U.S. Does So Much Good Around The World

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Here’s one example of what our country does for the Roma (gypsies): One such tool is development assistance, and we currently undertake Roma-focused programs across Central and Eastern Europe. • For example, our Roma education program in Macedonia provides preschool education for 250 children each year and has provided tutoring and out-of-school support to 1,500 […] [Read More]
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United Food and Commercial Workers Local Endorses Lamont

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“Ned has shown us that he has the courage to tackle the problems facing our state head on, with a fresh perspective and the kind of clear vision that Hartford has been lacking for two decades.” United Food and Commercial Workers Local 371 President Brian Petronella has announced his local chapter is supporting successful businessman […] [Read More]
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New State Bio Lab – Why?

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Members of the State Bond Commission have voted 7 to 3 for $70 million in bonding for the construction of a new state Department of Public Health (DPH) ‘Public Health Laboratory’ on West Street in Rocky Hill. All the Republican members voted in favor of the measure. Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, Comptroller Nancy S. Wyman, […] [Read More]
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HOUSE APPROVES REP. FLEXER’S MILITARY DRIVER’S LICENSE RENEWAL BILL

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Legislation extends license expiration dates for members of the military The Connecticut House of Representatives voted unanimously on Wednesday in favor of legislation introduced by State Representative Mae Flexer (D-Killingly, Plainfield, Sterling) that will prevent the driver’s licenses of Connecticut soldiers serving in the U.S. military from expiring while they are on active duty and […] [Read More]
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Dan Malloy’s New Video

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Very nice: [Read More]
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Health Care Reform Bill Improves Long-Term Care and Chronic Care

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The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) has published “Long Term Service and Supports and Chronic Care Coordination: Policy Advances Enacted by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.” This report analyzes the provisions of the recently enacted health care bill that advance improvements in the continuum of care for seniors. These include an […] [Read More]
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Former UB Law Professor (And Colleague) Appointed

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House Majority Leader Denise Merrill (D-Mansfield, Chaplin) has chosen Martin Margulies, a Quinnipiac University professor emeritus of law, for a seat on the Connecticut Citizen’s Ethics Advisory Board. Marty and I taught together at the old UB law school. Margulies of Newtown is a longtime proponent of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which […] [Read More]
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