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Hospice provider marks 20th anniversary

As it marks its 20th anniversary, Hospice & Palliative Care of Westchester serves more than 120 patients daily, and has grown from a staff of 20 to a team of 65 employees and more than 50 specially trained volunteers.

Health insurance coverage increases in Northeast

Due to increased enrollment in Medicare and Medicaid, fewer people lacked insurance in 2011.

Hospice provider marks 20th anniversary

As it marks its 20th anniversary, Hospice & Palliative Care of Westchester serves more than 120 patients daily, and has grown from a staff of 20 to a team of 65 employees and more than 50 specially trained volunteers.

Quinnipiac poll: McMahon holds slight lead over Murphy

In a Quinnipiac University poll, Linda McMahon held a slim advantage over U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy in the race for the seat of U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman.

Aetna to acquire Coventry for $5.7 billion

Aetna is the latest health care insurer to increase its government-sponsored health care offerings after agreeing to purchase Coventry for $5.7 billion.

Health agency vies for home health boost

Local health institutions are vying for federal funding to provide additional care for seniors after they leave the hospital.

Patient safety must be a reflex

Excerpted testimony of Jean Rexford, executive director of the nonprofit advocacy group Connecticut Center for Patient Safety, to the U.S. Senate Committee on Aging...

County physician group teams with feds

Westmed Medical Group joins a federal Medicare cost-savings program launched this year under the Affordable Care Act.

“Whatever the politics, today’s decision was a victory.”

Excerpts from President Obama’s remarks following the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act. “The Supreme Court … reaffirmed a fundamental principle that...

After ACA, action

With the Supreme Court decision out, businesses and government agencies continue scrambling to ready for implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

State sues Stamford dental practice

Attorney General George Jepsen sued a Stamford dentist in the wake of his arrest last month.

Panelists: pay-for-performance will change health care

Panelists at a health care roundtable hosted by Westfair Communications Inc. discussed accountable care organizations and other changes facing medical providers.

Westchester seniors lack adequate long-term planning, elder law attorney says

White Plains attorney Anthony J. Enea said the lack of awareness surrounding long-term care and planning is the biggest issue facing Westchester seniors.

Congress passes bipartisan payroll tax cut bill

Congress voted Feb. 17 to extend the payroll tax cut and jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed through the end of 2012.

Health care and insurance in brief

Health and insurance news and notes from around Fairfield County and Connecticut.