Jeff Cohen

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A Split View On Obamacare's Past And Future

Friday, December 26, 2014

The Affordable Care Act created insurance subsidies that are under legal challenge. The Supreme Court will hear arguments in 2015 and could rule against a key provision of the law.


Two Years Later, Still Learning From Sandy Hook

Sunday, December 14, 2014

A new report on the 2012 Newtown school shootings says that school administrators failed Adam Lanza despite their best efforts. The authors say the district had a lack of special education expertise.


One U.S. Hospital's Strategy For Stopping Ebola's Advance

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

There are no known cases of Ebola in Connecticut. But a leading Hartford hospital is already updating its infection controls to stop the virus before it gets a foothold.


HealthCare.gov Recruits Leader Of Successful Connecticut Effort

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The question will be if Kevin Counihan can replicate his success in Connecticut with the federal health exchange, which was plagued with problems. The goal: A smoother Year Two for Obamacare.


Two Doctors Weigh Whether To Accept Obamacare Plans

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Fears of a medical system that favors the wealthy grow as some doctors reject Affordable Care Act insurance. Insurers need to balance the need to offer consumers low rates and paying doctors enough.


Despite Death Penalty Repeal, Conn. Hands Down A Death Sentence

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Connecticut abolished capital punishment in 2012. But in May, a Connecticut judge sentenced Richard Roszkowski to death for three murders. The answer to the apparent contradiction is in the dates.


Mental Health 101: Program Helps Police Intervene In Crises

Thursday, May 08, 2014

The intersection of law enforcement and mental health has been an issue in Connecticut since the Newtown shootings. One city is training its officers to better decipher delicate situations.


Customers Rush To Retail Store In Connecticut To Buy Obamacare

Monday, March 24, 2014

Connecticut opened retail stores to market its health insurance exchange. Some customers are getting insurance for the first time and others are hoping to lower their premiums.


Conn. Papers Fight Proposals To Alter Publication Of Legal Notices

Friday, March 14, 2014

Municipalities in Connecticut are mandated by law to publish public notices in a daily newspaper. Some say switching to posting online would save money. Newspapers fear the loss of revenue.


Connecticut Looks To Sell Its Obamacare Exchange To Other States

Friday, February 28, 2014

Problems with online insurance marketplaces have hampered the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in many states. Connecticut, a success story, is trying to turn its expertise into a business.


Final Newtown Report Unlikely To Answer 'Why?'

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Connecticut State Police have released the final report on the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting in Newtown. Though the investigation doesn't do much to explain what motivated gunman Adam Lanza, some hope it will give insight into the shooter's mental health.


Call Centers Got Big Deals Under Health Law, But How Big?

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

States have spent big on setting up their health insurance exchanges. But figuring out where the money is going can be difficult because some states don't release the information. The contractor running Connecticut's marketplace call center hasn't had to reveal pricing.


Connecticut Takes Obamacare To The People

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Outreach workers are going from concerts to oyster festivals to urge uninsured people to sign up for coverage. The state received $15 million in federal money to spend on marketing a health insurance exchange that opens Oct. 1.


How A Family Copes With Schizophrenia And Suicide

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Serious mental illness can take a toll — not only on the person experiencing the symptoms but on family members, too. The Bell family still struggles with the loss of Homer, their son and brother, who recently killed himself after living with schizophrenia for 30 years.


Conn. Lawmakers Propose Strict Gun Laws After Newtown Shooting

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

When Adam Lanza shot his way into the Sandy Hook Elementary School and killed 26 people, he used a military-style weapon. He also had 10, 30-round magazines full of a total of 300 bullets. Now, Connecticut lawmakers say they want to ban the sale of those gun magazines, hoping that magazines that hold fewer bullets will mean fewer deaths. Some in the gun industry say that move will cost the state jobs.


Report: Adam Lanza's Home Was Stocked With Weapons, Ammunition

Thursday, March 28, 2013

There's new information about the man who shot and killed 26 children and adults at Sandy Hook Elementary school. Warrants issued in the aftermath of the shooting were made public on Thursday. Jeff Cohen tells Audie Cornish that they fill in additional details about Adam Lanza's life with his mother Nancy. Investigators found a cache of weapons and ammunition, a National Rifle Association certificate for Adam Lanza, and books on mental health and shooting skills. They also found information about other mass shootings.


Connecticut Left To Reconcile Tragedy With Its Proud Gun History

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Connecticut has suddenly become the epicenter of America's gun control debate, in a way no one there could have foreseen. In the wake of the Newtown massacre, the state that once led the world in making modern weaponry is now the backdrop for arguments over the U.S. gun industry.


Capturing Summer's Harvest, One DIY Wine Bottle At A Time

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

You don't have to own a vineyard to enjoy homemade wine. For fun or family tradition, home winemakers take pride in making a bottle that can't be found on grocery store shelves.


Malloy Becomes CT's First Dem Governor in 20 Years

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Dannel Malloy was sworn in Wednesday as Connecticut’s first Democratic governor in 20 years.

And while it was a day of celebration — with a parade, formal ceremonies, an address to the legislature, and an evening ball — Malloy says he’s keenly aware of the challenge ahead. Together, he and the Democratically-controlled state legislature face an estimated $3.5 billion budget shortfall next year.

That’s about 20 percent of the state’s entire budget.


Criticizing Cable News

Monday, May 28, 2007

Jeff Cohen, the founder of Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, has worked for Fox, CNN, and MSNBC. In Cable News Confidential he argues that all too often, these major cable news channels fail to cover the most pressing stories.

Cable News Confidential is available for purchase at