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Health Reform Has Potential to Extend Health Insurance to Up to 13.7 Million Uninsured Young Adults, Protect Young Adults from Medical Debt

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Most of the 13.7 million currently uninsured young adults in the U.S. could gain health insurance coverage under the recently enacted health reform law, according to a new report from The Commonwealth Fund. The law’s provision requiring health insurers to extend dependent coverage up to age 26 for young adults on their parents’ plans will […] [Read More]
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Folic Acid Revisited

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A reader of my health tips inquired about Folic Acid last week. I went through my archives for him and sent him this: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2009 Folic Acid = Increased Risk of Cancer, Death Patients with heart disease in Norway, a country with no fortification of foods with folic acid, had an associated increased […] [Read More]
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Conventional Wisdom

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Republican convention chose $ over experience, Democratic convention went for experience. Primary Education Democratic primary voters rejected the last 2 convention picks: Malloy and Lieberman. Will history repeat itself on the Democratic side? How about the Republican primaries? [Read More]
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Not Exactly Gracious

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Dan Malloy could have concentrated on attacking Republicans. Instead, after winning the Democratic nomination, Dan Malloy focused on attacking Ned Lamont. And the attacks – “I support paid sick leave, Ned Lamont does not; I support clean elections, Ned Lamont does not; he promised he would bring a casino to Bridgeport” are completely untrue. Video […] [Read More]
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New climate change reports underscore need for action

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The National Research Council has issued three reports emphasizing why the U.S. should act now to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and develop a national strategy to adapt to the inevitable impacts of climate change. The reports by the Research Council is the operating arm of the National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Engineering. […] [Read More]
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New Report: Companies Can Make Money by Improving Conditions for Lower-Wage Workers

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A new report published by Harvard Business Review shows how companies throughout the world, including companies in the United States, have improved their bottom line by improving working conditions for lower-wage workers The report details critical changes in corporate strategies that can serve as a blueprint for innovations for lower-wage workers that can create job […] [Read More]
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DELAURO CALLS FOR INSURANCE COMPANIES TO END ‘DRIVE THRU’ MASTECTOMIES

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Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) sent letters to Wellpoint, Inc. America’s Health Insurance Plans, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, and other national health insurance companies today, urging them to guarantee 48-hour hospital stays to patients with breast cancer who have mastectomies, if they do not already have such a policy in place. Currently, 20 states have […] [Read More]
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Himes, Finch, Baldwin, Nunn, Joseloff Endorse Flatto

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Congressman Jim Himes has endorsed Fairfield First Selectman Ken Flatto for State Comptroller. Jim Himes with President Obama Congressman Himes said, “Facing tough economic times and the urgent need to restore fiscal responsibility in all levels of government, we need someone like Ken Flatto to keep the books balanced in Hartford. Ken has the experience […] [Read More]
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