Alex Jones and X/Twitter. Editorial cartoon by Rivers.
A Peace Dove’s Wish (Middle East). Editorial cartoon by Gary McCoy.
Survivors of gun violence and Connecticut officials marked the coming 11th anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting during a Friday press conference in Hartford, where they called for more federal action on firearm regulation.
Healthcare analyst John Canham-Clyne says that beyond our country’s failure to cover everyone, a key defining feature of American health care is the development of large private hospital systems that exercise monopoly pricing power. These companies – most still legally “not-for-profit” – have not only been buying each other up, they now employ the majority of physicians in this country.
Attorney General William Tong had some strong words for United Illuminating as his office this week filed a response in opposition to the company’s recent request for an interim rate increase, arguing that, if approved, it would set a bad precedent for any utility that would use such requests to make extra income.
In a joint effort to protect the rights and well-being of low-income older adults and people with disabilities in Connecticut who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid, advocacy organizations have called upon the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to address alleged misleading advertising practices by UnitedHealthcare and initiate a nationwide investigation into similar advertising strategies by insurance companies offering Medicare Advantage plans.
Opinion columnist Dick Polman says Chris Christie’s attempt to talk sense to grassroots Republicans during this week’s debate was obviously doomed to fail, because Republicans are armored against anyone who dares utter self-evident truths about Donald Trump.
Farewell And Thank You, New Haven-native Norman Lear. Editorial cartoon by Jeff Koterba.
Elf On A Shelf: Everyone Has Been Naughty. Editorial cartoon by John Darkow.
Legislative leaders will consider allocating more resources to assist struggling households with heating costs, House Speaker Matt Ritter said Thursday as Operation Fuel released a study finding a widening energy affordability gap in Connecticut.