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Aetna Announces CT Layoffs on Free Health Care Clinic Day In Hartford By Lori Price, www.legitgov.org 04 Feb 2010

'You are a coward, Joe Lieberman.' --Ed Schultz

National Association of Free Clinics ('The Ed Show,' 'Countdown With Keith Olbermann,' MSNBC) A free health care clinic will be held in Hartford, Connecticut, on Wednesday, February 3.

Connecticut C.A.R.E

Wednesday, February 03, 2010 10:30 AM - 8:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Connecticut Convention Center
100 Columbus Boulevard
Hartford, CT 06103

Guess what Aetna -- a member of the 'insurance cartel' based in the same city -- announces on the same day?

Aetna Lays Off 100 in Connecticut 03 Feb 2010 The 100 layoffs Aetna said in the fall would be coming to Connecticut are happening. The company is implementing the cuts on Wednesday and notifying employees, company officials said. In total, 625 jobs will be cut, and 100 of them will be in Connecticut.

Aetna Lays Off 625, Including 100 In State 04 Feb 2010 Aetna employees learned Wednesday if they were among about 625 to be laid off this week. The health insurer cut 625 jobs companywide in November and about that many again this week. In Connecticut, 160 workers were laid off in November and more than 100 this week.

Aetna Forcing 600,000-Plus to Lose Coverage In Effort to Raise Profits By Sam Stein 04 Dec 2009 Health insurance giant Aetna is planning to force up to 650,000 clients to drop their coverage next year as it seeks to raise additional revenue to meet profit expectations. In a third-quarter earnings conference call in late October, officials at Aetna announced that in an effort to improve on a less-than-anticipated profit margin in 2009, they would be raising prices on their consumers in 2010. The insurance giant predicted that the company would subsequently lose between 300,000 and 350,000 members next year from its national account as well as another 300,000 from smaller group accounts.

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