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Lamont on reopening CT: So far, so good, but casinos still...

Six days in to Phase 1 of reopening the state, the picture in Connecticut is good, at least on an anecdotal basis. So said Gov. Ned Lamont at his daily briefing today. However, he noted, disagreement with the tribal owners over their planned June 1 reopening continues.

Fairfield County nears 1,200 COVID-19 deaths; DOL receives fed grant to...

The state of Connecticut has now conducted over 200,000 COVID-19 tests, with nearly 40,000 positive results and over 3,600 deaths.

Lamont replaces DPH Commissioner Coleman-Mitchell with Deidre Gifford

Asked by the Business Journal if Renee Coleman-Mitchell had resigned or been dismissed, the governor said: “That’s still being worked out.”

Gov. Lamont signs executive orders on health care costs

The governor said that similar initiatives in Massachusetts have saved health care consumers more than $5 billion since 2013.

Feds offer partial approval of Connecticut hospital proposal

"The agreement with hospitals still has some components waiting federal sign-off, but this approval is a key step in the overall arrangement adopted in the budget," said Gov. Malloy.

Stratford health agency paying $5.25 million to settle fraud claims

Family Care Visiting Nurse and Home Care Agency agreed to pay the state and federal governments to settle claims that it bilked the Medicaid system by falsely billing for services.

Hospitals seek fed declaration that CT Medicaid rates and hospital tax...

The hospitals maintain that the tax exceeds by nearly 30 times the corporate tax rate and violates federal law.

Health insurance exchange refocuses efforts on outreach, education

AHCT is now focused on educating consumers on how to derive maximum benefits from their selected insurance plans.

State to safeguard families on food stamps

The Department of Social Services plans to increase food stamp dollars for 50,000 low-income families in Connecticut.

Deficit projected as Medicaid spending balloons

A new report shows Connecticut is on pace to end the 2013 fiscal year with a $60.1 million deficit, largely as a result of rising Medicaid costs and what one official described as “skyrocketing” enrollment.