| Nov 15, 2014
| 2:23 PM
On the first day of the second year of the Affordable Care Act's state insurance marketplaces, enrollment proceeded smoothly, according to local event organizers.
At the Boo Williams Sportsplex in Hampton, Gaylene Kanoyton, head of the advocacy group...
| Nov 24, 2014
Pre-Medicare retirees need to lock in new individual health insurance under the Affordable Care Act by Dec. 15 for coverage starting at the beginning of the year, but rushing into a new plan could be costly, experts say.
The full open-enrollment period...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 4:03 PM
I first met then-Gov. Abraham Ribicoff in the summer of 1958 when he was running for re-election and I, a 26-year-old, was working for John Bailey, the Democratic state chairman.
To say I "met" Ribicoff is a considerable exaggeration. Bailey told me...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 5:28 AM
About 50,000 people are alive today because U.S. hospitals committed 17 percent fewer medical errors in 2013 than in 2010, government health officials said Tuesday.
The lower rate of fatalities from poor care and mistakes was one of several "historic...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 10:22 AM
The former owner of a Kissimmee rehab clinic has pleaded guilty to $2.5 million in conspiracy to commit Medicare fraud and money laundering.
Laura Leyva, 45, of Miami Lakes, pleaded guilty in Tampa federal court on Monday, according to a news release...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 11:24 AM
More than 50 percent of the state's hospitals had rates for at least one type of hospital-acquired infection that were worse than federal benchmarks in late 2012 and 2013, new data shows.
No other state had a higher percentage of its hospitals...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 9:00 PM
The Oct. 15 letter "Teachers Have Only Pensions" [courant.com] states that Connecticut teachers are "not allowed to participate in the federal Social Security and Medicare systems." This is misleading.
First, it is my understanding that teachers have...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 2:58 PM
The annual open enrollment period for Medicare health and drug plans begins Wednesday and ends Dec. 7.
During the enrollment period, seniors, those age 65 and older, can purchase a Medicare Advantage plan — a private plan that substitutes for...
| Sep 27, 2014
Republican Senate candidate Ed Gillespie knows he doesn't like Obamacare, but he said Friday he's not quite ready to outline an alternative.
After telling a group of home health care agency owners and employees that he would try to roll back cuts in...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 2:37 PM
A debate Saturday between the rivals in the north suburban 10th Congressional District – Rep. Brad Schneider, the first-term Democrat, and GOP challenger Bob Dold – grew tense on the topic of Medicare.
Dold assailed Schneider as a partisan...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 12:45 PM
Open enrollment for 2015 is underway. And these charts can help you compare the premiums, deductibles and drug coverage offered in your community by private insurers with Medicare contracts.
One chart details the 26 plans in Florida next year covering...