Lawmakers Warn Of HUSKY Transition

by Christine Stuart | Jan 31, 2009 7:42 pm

huskypress.pngA group of Democratic state lawmakers said they are concerned about Sunday’s transition of more than 60,000 low-income Husky clients to two of the state’s newest managed care organizations. Full story here.

“Deadliest Disease” Screened

by Melinda Tuhus | Jan 23, 2009 10:06 am

crystal%20emery.JPGCrystal Emery has finished her documentary about racism in health care. Now, she said at a screening, comes “the hard part”: doing something about the problem. Full story here.

Docs Make History

by Abram Katz | Jan 19, 2009 9:23 am

Kurt%20Roberts%20MD.JPGSurgeons at Yale-New Haven Hospital have performed one of the first incisionless appendectomies in the United States. Full story here.

State Sues Feds Over Reproductive Rights

by Christine Stuart | Jan 15, 2009 4:49 pm

wymlaw.pngConnecticut joined six other states Thursday in suing the federal government over a new rule that expands protections for health care workers who refuse to participate in abortions or distribute contraception based on their ethical, moral, or religious objections. Full story here.

Gadfly: Keep Those Gums

by Abram Katz | Jan 13, 2009 1:55 pm

periodoni.JPGOvereager periodontists are performing gum surgery on their patients, althugh a less invasive and costly alternative is usually just as effective, David D. Millen says. Full story here.

“SustiNet” Unveiled

by Christine Stuart | Jan 13, 2009 1:51 pm

juannewplan.pngUniversal Health Care Foundation released a plan Tuesday to broaden insurance pool, create “medical homes,” digitize records—& cut costs long-term. Full story here. Read plan here.