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Gov. Malloy Announces $9 Million In Nursing Home 'Rebalancing' Grants
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that his administration is awarding $9 million in first-time funding to help Connecticut’s nursing home industry diversify services to meet the changing needs of older adults and other citizens with disabilities.
State Joins Global Settlement with Endo Pharmaceuticals
HARTFORD – Connecticut has joined a federal-state settlement with Endo Health Solutions Inc. and Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. to resolve allegations that the companies inappropriately marketed the drug Lidoderm for conditions not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Attorney General George Jepsen, Chief State’s Attorney Kevin T. Kane and state Department of Social Services (DSS) Commissioner Roderick L. Bremby announced today.
Gov. Malloy Moves To Safeguard Food Benefits For 50,000 Low-Income Families
(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that his administration is taking immediate action to prevent nearly 50,000 Connecticut households from losing vital food benefits through cuts in the recently-passed Farm Bill.
Gov. Malloy: Winter Storm and Severe Cold Weather Will Impact the State Over the Next Few Days
With awith 2-1-1 a winter storm and bitter cold temperatures expected over the next few days, Governor Dannel P. Malloy is urging residents to take it slow and avoid travel during the height of the storm Thursday night and has directed the Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS), the Department of Social Services (DSS) and the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) to coordinate nd Connecticut’s network of shelters to ensure that the state’s most vulnerable people are protected from the severe cold weather.
Gov. Malloy Announces $1.7 Million Federal Bonus for Children’s Health Care Enrollment
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that the Obama Administration has awarded a $1.7 million performance bonus to Connecticut for continuing improvements in children’s health care enrollment efforts in the state.
Lt. Gov. Wyman Announces New Director of Healthcare Innovation
Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman announced that effective January 1, 2014, Mark Schaefer, PhD, will be the Director of Healthcare Innovation, leading Connecticut’s State Innovation Model Initiative, a broad stakeholder effort under the Affordable Care Act to transform healthcare delivery and health for Connecticut’s residents within the next five years.
Gov. Malloy: Advanced Anti-Fraud Technology Could Save Taxpayers Nearly $170 Million
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that Connecticut taxpayers could save nearly $170 million over this biennium under a new initiative designed to identify and stop fraud in state programs, including the Medical Assistance program.
Connecticut Joins $1.2 Billion Settlement with Johnson & Johnson, Janssen Pharmaceuticals
Connecticut has joined with other states and the federal government in a $1.2 billion global settlement with Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., that resolves allegations of unlawful marketing practices in promoting the sale of two antipsychotic drugs, Attorney General George Jepsen, Chief State’s Attorney Kevin T. Kane, and Department of Social Services (DSS) Commissioner Roderick L. Bremby announced today.
‘SNAP’ Benefits Dropping for Nearly 225,000 Households as Federal Stimulus Boost Expires
Nearly 225,000 Connecticut households eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will see an average drop of $17 in November, as a temporary benefit boost from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act expires.
State Takes Action to Protect Community Services in Norwalk and Stamford Areas; Cites Neon as 'Agency in Crisis,' Plans For Possible Re-Contracting of Services
State Social Services Commissioner Roderick L. Bremby today announced a series of measures aimed at the safeguarding the integrity and continuity of taxpayer-funded services in the Norwalk and Stamford areas, after repeated attempts to assist the NEON community action agency in its latest financial difficulties.
Gov. Malloy: Non-Profit Organizations, Municipalities Can Now Apply for Super Storm Sandy Relief
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that his administration is seeking applications from nonprofit organizations and municipalities to provide disaster relief services to households and organizations that were directly affected by Super Storm Sandy.
DSS Extending Health, Food Benefits for 15,500 Low-Income Households
Social Services Commissioner Roderick L. Bremby today announced that he has ordered the protective extension of medical and food benefits for about 15,000 low-income households at risk of losing eligibility Sept. 1.
Connecticut Joins National Settlement Resolving Allegations of Off-label Marketing of Rapamune
Attorney General George Jepsen, Chief State’s Attorney Kevin T. Kane and Department of Social Services Commissioner Roderick L. Bremby today announced that Connecticut has joined with other states and the federal government in a settlement with Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to resolve allegations of off-label marketing of the immunosuppressive drug, Rapamune.
Gov. Malloy: State Gains Federal Nod to Distribute $10.5 Million in Social Services Aid Resulting From Storm Sandy
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that his administration has received federal approval to distribute over $10.5 million in new social services disaster relief funding to assist Connecticut residents and organizations impacted by Storm Sandy.
Gov. Malloy Announces Launch of Disaster Recovery Website
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that the State of Connecticut has launched a new website – CTrecovers.ct.gov – that will serve as a permanent, one-stop portal for residents, businesses and municipalities to gain information about services available in the aftermath of natural disasters and other emergencies, such as available federal and state grants.