Things you need to know on January 22. The Pope's "Take" On Social Networks; New VA Women's Health Center In CT; CT Healthcare Enrollment Deadline Soon; Connecticut Lands Huge Competitive Grant

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  • Pope Francis says text messages, the Internet, and social networks are "a gift of God," if they're used wisely. The Pope, who admits to being a "disaster" when it comes to technology, says electronic platforms can "be fully human forms" of communicating.

 

  • A new women's health center is opening today at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System in West Haven. More than nine-percent of the veteran population are women and the new facility will enable the VA to provide enhanced services and accommodate more female patients than they were able to in the past. Connecticut.va.gov

 

  • The deadline to enroll for healthcare plans via Access Health Connecticut is January 31st. Take note that penalties are tougher than last year for failure to comply with the federal law. Each adult without insurance will be fined 675-dollars, and 347-dollars per child. 

 

  • Connecticut is getting a 54-million-dollar federal grant won through a disaster resilience competition. Most of Connecticut's grant will fund a pilot flood prevention program that will also reconnect Bridgeport's South End with downtown. CTmirror.org

 

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