Tag: Healthcare

Rich Die Old – Poor Die Young in CT

IN A STATE OF GREAT WEALTH, ALL THE HEALTH CARE SOME CAN AFFORD –by Keith M. Phaneuf –October 15, 2018– The CT Mirror– Up until Sally Grossman became pregnant in 2012 at the age of 30, she had been trying…

Maternity Leave — Unions Help You Get It!

Labor Unions Help Employees Take More Paid Maternity Leave Union-represented working mothers are at least 17 percent more likely to use paid maternity leave than comparable nonunion working mothers Facilitating working mothers’ use of paid maternity leave is a key…

Are You a Loser? Over 77,000 to lose health care in CT

Estimated 77,500 people lose health care in the 2018-2019 state budget Posted on October 31, 2017 by universalhealthct By Rosana G. Ferraro Governor Malloy has signed the budgetand health care for low-income people took a huge hit. Who loses?  How many people are affected?…

DON’T GET SICK! Even With Insurance You’ll Pay A Lot

More CT employees in high-deductible plans and paying more for them — By JOHN STEARNS — Hartford Business Journal — More Connecticut employees were enrolled in high-deductible health health plans through an employer last year, 59.3 percent, versus 50.5 percent in 2015,…

A Modest Proposal — Expand Medicare to Fix ACA

Larson, Courtney: Fix ACA by letting 50 to 64-year-olds join Medicare U.S. Reps. John Larson and Joe Courtney – CT Viewpoints in CT Mirror After passing the eight-year mark since passing the Affordable Care Act, nonpartisan data from sources such…

Wealthiest State Needs to Raise Revenue to Protect the Needy

Toubman: ‘If we don’t raise revenue somehow, we shred the safety net’ — By: KEITH M. PHANEUF | July 30, 2017 — CT Mirror KEITH M. PHANEUF / CTMIRROR.ORG Sheldon Toubman, staff attorney with New Haven Legal Assistance Association One of Connecticut’s most…

This Is Why — The Budget is Out of Whack

Union ad casts GOP leaders as ‘protectors of billionaires’ –By: KEITH M. PHANEUF | July 20, 2017– CT Mirror — The state’s largest healthcare workers’ union took some jabs Thursday at the top Republicans in the legislature, charging them in a new ad…

Austerity is NOT the Answer to CT’s Budget Crisis

No Revenue + Program Cuts for CT Budget Will Make You Cry – Here’s Why: People will die – Cuts to social service programs and medical services mean health care will be harder to get for: A. People with disabilities,…