Conn. tries hybrid universal health care program

HARTFORD Conn. Restaurant employees are expected to be among the participants in a new health insurance program that Connecticut is launching this week in hopes of extending coverage to all residents. Gov. M. Jodi Rell hailed it as the first in the nation to provide coverage for the uninsured without requiring income limits, employer mandates or individual coverage requirements.

The Charter Oak Health Plan is a public-private partnership that splits

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