The CEOs at 11 large pharmaceutical companies have made a staggering $1.57 billion over the last decade as their companies have gouged the public, a policy group charges, in a release aimed at fomenting anger at the companies.
Health Care for America Now, a Washington, DC group that favors universal medical coverage under [...]
Among the many big headaches standing in the way of a smooth rollout of health reform and mandatory medical coverage for everyone, the application form created by the federal government was not a problem. Yet when it came out earlier this year, critics said the paper version of the application, at 21 pages, was too [...]
Critics on the left as well as the right are panning the government’s proposed application forms for people seeking health insurance under the state exchanges, starting Oct. 1.
Too much work to fill out! Too Long! Too complicated! They said it would be as easy as buying something on Amazon!
Nonsense, nonsense, nonsense. Yes, the [...]
Connecticut’s hospital chief executives have come out fighting against Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposed budget, warning of layoffs and other dire consequences if the state’s payments and reimbursements don’t keep up with added needs.
The hospital heads, in an open letter to lawmakers, said the Malloy budget over the next two years, starting July 1, [...]
When Connecticut’s first-in-the-nation paid sick leave law was being debated in 2011, advocates said it would not be a burden to businesses — in fact, it would help them boost productivity by keeping their employees healthy.
Restaurant owners and the state’s general business lobbying group called it an onerous burden.
On Tuesday, a Washington, [...]
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Flublok, the flu vaccine made by Protein Sciences Corp., setting the stage for the Meriden-based company to launch large-scale manufacture of the first-ever flu vaccine that’s not made from cultured eggs.
The approval allows Protein Sciences to sell the vaccine for people ages 18 to 49. [...]
Protein Sciences Corp., the Meriden-based maker of flu vaccines with a long and colorful history in Connecticut, is investing millions of dollars in a new manufacturing facility — in Rockland County, N.Y.
The company, with its roots in genetic research, has worked for more than [...]
You won’t see an economics writer with this opinion very often, but good riddance to Hostess – even with 18,000 jobs down the drain.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is right: We have to start taking account of the full social costs of junk food. The damage that Hostess products have done to Americans’ [...]
What would a Romney Medicare plan look like and how would it shake down in Connecticut?
We don’t know because the candidate isn’t giving details, but the Kaiser Family Foundation has put some clues together and come up with a rough picture based on connecting a few dots.
And it isn’t pretty.
Connecticut is [...]
There’s been speculation for years that a health insurer would join the Dow Jones Industrial Average, and UnitedHealth Group has beaten Aetna to the punch.
UnitedHealth started trading Monday in place of Kraft Foods, which will spin off its U.S. grocery business and change its name to Mondelez International Inc. next week.
Having Aetna on [...]
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