Jeff Cohen appears in the following:
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
Deaths from opioid overdoses are on the rise, and we know that because of data on death certificates. States determine who fills them out and what information they record. And that can vary widely.
Saturday, March 26, 2016
When a woman addicted to opioids gives birth, she is too often dismissed as an obstacle to her infant's health. A Connecticut hospital is challenging that attitude — and the culture of care.
Saturday, December 12, 2015
This week Connecticut's leaders had to close a $350 million hole in the state's budget. One place they
cut is hospital funding, and that's making hospital executives furious.
The battles lines are clear. Gov. Dannel Malloy, a Democrat, says the hospitals are getting rich off taxpayers, making more money ...
Sunday, September 20, 2015
A Connecticut teen who has enough credits to graduate from high school is still eligible for specialized services. The school district and his family are battling over what the services should be.
Friday, June 19, 2015
For more than a decade, Connecticut has failed to stimulate growth in its capital city. Now, its leaders hope to turn a vacant stretch of surface parking into a $60 million minor league stadium.
Monday, May 11, 2015
About 90 percent of people in Louisiana who signed up for Obamacare got a subsidy. Some worry they won't be able to afford health insurance if the aid is overturned by the Supreme Court.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Each state has its own stories. In Louisiana, nearly 200,000 people signed up for health insurance through HealthCare.gov, and about 90 percent now get subsidies. What if that help goes away?
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.
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.
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.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
The federal government has recruited the leader of one of the most successful state health insurance marketplaces to lead the federal health exchange, in the hope that the second year of Obamacare will go more smoothly than the first.
Kevin Counihan, the head of Connecticut's health insurance marketplace, will be ...
Sunday, August 03, 2014
On a recent afternoon at his office in Hartford, Conn., Dr. Doug Gerard examines a patient complaining of joint pain. He checks her out, asks her a few questions about her symptoms and then orders a few tests before sending her on her way.
For a typical quick visit like ...
Saturday, June 14, 2014
On Sept. 7, 2006, Richard Roszkowski chased after a 9-year-old girl named Kylie Flannery. He shot her three times, ultimately killing her, as well as two adults.
Last month, a Connecticut judge sentenced Roszkowski to death for the crimes — despite the fact that the state eliminated the death penalty ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Saturday, December 28, 2013
Tuesday, November 05, 2013
Before the Affordable Care Act was even open for enrollment, Viviana Alvarado was already taking calls from people who wanted to know more.
She and about 40 of her colleagues are staffing the phones for
Maximus, the company Connecticut has contracted to run its call center.
The government contractors ...
Thursday, September 12, 2013
All across Connecticut, you can see billboards and TV ads, hear radio spots and get pamphlets about how to get insurance under the new health care law starting Oct. 1.
But the state is also using less traditional, and more expensive, ways to get the word out.
At state beaches ...