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  • Republican says Walker's proposal for SeniorCare is dead

    Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to require enrollees in the popular SeniorCare prescription drug program to first sign up for Medicare Part D coverage is dead, the Republican co-chair of the Legislature's budget committee said Thursday. Walker's idea ran...
  • House Roll Call: House approves bipartisan Medicare doc bill

    The 392-37 roll call Thursday by which the House approved a $214 billion bill permanently blocking physician Medicare cuts. A "yes" vote is a vote to pass the bill. Voting yes were 180 Democrats and 212 Republicans. Voting no were 4 Democrats and 33...
  • House OKs bipartisan Medicare doctor bill; fate up to Senate

    In uncommon bipartisan harmony, the House approved a $214 billion bill on Thursday permanently blocking physician Medicare cuts, moving Congress closer to resolving a problem that has plagued it for years. The lopsided 392-37 vote shifted pressure onto...
  • Senate up next after House passes bold conservative budget

    Republicans are using their new congressional majorities to push strikingly conservative budgets through the House and Senate, aiming to eliminate deficits by overturning President Barack Obama's health care law and slashing safety net programs for the...
  • Price tag of bipartisan bill averting Medicare doc fee cuts

    The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimates that the bipartisan bill preventing cuts in doctors' fees for treating Medicare patients would total $214 billion in costs over the coming decade. Highlights of the CBO analysis (in rounded numbers):...
  • House passes compromise package to change how Medicare pays doctors

    The House of Representatives easily passed bipartisan legislation Thursday to update the way Medicare pays physicians and extend federal funding for a popular children’s health insurance program, putting pressure on the Senate to act before Congress...
  • GOP-controlled House passes budget to erase deficits

    Normally quarrelsome House Republicans came together Wednesday night and passed a boldly conservative budget that relies on nearly $5 trillion in cuts to eliminate deficits over the next decade, calls for repealing the health care law and envisions...
  • Shock and awe: Congress may do the right thing on children's health

    Shock and awe: Congress may do the right thing on children's health
    The moments when Congress appears to function effectively are rare and fleeting these days. So it's proper to recognize that the House is on the verge of taking the right steps on the Children's Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, which was on the cusp...
  • Connecticut Personal Income Grows By 3 Percent In 2014, Still Richest State

    Connecticut Personal Income Grows By 3 Percent In 2014, Still Richest State
    Connecticut maintained its status as the richest state in the nation in 2014, with $62,467 in per capita income, a 3 percent increase from the year before, new federal statistics show. That increase far outpaced the inflation rate of 1.3 percent. If...
  • Overhaul of Medicare payments to doctors heads for bipartisan House passage

    Overhaul of Medicare payments to doctors heads for bipartisan House passage
    House leaders and national medical groups are working to save a potentially historic deal to overhaul the way Medicare pays doctors and head off a dramatic cut in physicians' fees slated to take effect next week. The unusual bipartisan legislation was...
  • GOP-led House passes budget with nearly $5 trillion in cuts

    GOP-led House passes budget with nearly $5 trillion in cuts
    Normally quarrelsome House Republicans came together Wednesday night and passed a boldly conservative budget that relies on nearly $5 trillion in cuts to eliminate deficits over the next decade, calls for repealing the health care law and envisions...