While tensions between Albany and regional governments are a regular occurrence, budgetary pressures possess rarely resulted in such extreme methods . The Associated Press/Boston World: The state of Connecticut will begin accepting applications the following month for a new federally funded health insurance program that will cover people with pre-existing medical conditions. The Department of Public Solutions is planned to begin acquiring applications for the temporary high-risk pool starting Aug.About Aranesp Aranesp was authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2001 for the treating anemia associated with CRF for sufferers on dialysis and sufferers not on dialysis. The European Commission granted marketing authorization for the same indication in 2001 and subsequently updated it for CRF patients with symptomatic anemia in 2008. In 2002, the FDA approved the treatment of anemia caused by administered chemotherapy in patients with nonmyeloid malignancies concomitantly.