Jeff Cohen appears in the following:
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 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.