December 22, 2014
by Barth Keck | December 22, 2014 10:12am
December 19, 2014
by Terry D. Cowgill | December 19, 2014 5:30am
The apparent collapse of a deal allowing a for-profit company to buy five hospitals in Connecticut could deal a devastating blow to the patients who depend on those facilities — and to the healthcare access of hundreds of thousands across the state.
December 18, 2014
by Suzanne Bates | December 18, 2014 10:02pm
Last week after the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee released a report on the CIA’s detention and interrogation program — more commonly called the “torture report” — former NSA and CIA Director Michael Hayden did the rounds on the cable and network news shows defending himself and others for the parts they played in the program in the years after the 2001 terrorist attacks.
Tags: Police, National Security, Michael Hayden, CIA, NSA, military, Yale, Suzanne Bates, dh
by Susan Bigelow | December 18, 2014 8:00pm
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has said that his big focus for 2015 is going to be transportation infrastructure. This is excellent news; our state has lagged behind in transportation for too long. We don’t yet know where he’ll focus transportation spending, so here’s a list of suggestions:
Tags: transportation, ctfastrak, public transit, highway, Aetna Viaduct, Susan Bigelow, dh
by Ellen Andrews | December 18, 2014 4:57pm
A wise advocate once told me that if I have a problem with wasting money, I should find a different profession. The latest example of that truth is HITE-CT, a quasi-public entity created in statute to develop a system of health information exchange (HIE) for our state. HITE-CT was dissolved by the legislature this year after wasting $4.3 million in federal grants and four years without accomplishing anything.
December 16, 2014
by Wendell Potter | December 16, 2014 5:30am
Upcoming Financing Plan Will Reignite Debate Over Single-payer System In Vermont
Two weeks from now, Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin will describe how he thinks the country’s first state-based single payer system will be financed. Whether the Green Mountain State keeps moving forward with its goal of achieving universal coverage while also reducing the growth of health care spending depends largely on how the state’s residents and businesses react to what Shumlin has in mind.
Tags: Wendell Potter, Health, Health insurance, Health care system, Social Issues, Labor, Health economics, Healthcare, Medicine, Health and Medical and Pharma, Healthcare reform, Health policy, Universal healthcare, Single-payer health care, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Peter Shumlin, dh
December 13, 2014
by Sal Luciano | December 13, 2014 6:53pm
In case you missed it, there’s a monster lurking in our nation’s capital. It’s assumed the form of a 1,603-page, $1.1 trillion spending package written (allegedly) to avert another government shutdown.
December 12, 2014
by Terry D. Cowgill | December 12, 2014 5:30am
Now that the greatest Connecticut political corruption trial of my generation has concluded and will likely result in significant jail time for the convict, I can relax, listen to WTIC and wait for its former employee’s sentencing, right?
December 11, 2014
by Susan Bigelow | December 11, 2014 8:12pm
December 5, 2014
by Susan Bigelow | December 5, 2014 5:30am
I’ll say it right away so there’s no confusion: police in the United States need to wear body cameras. They need to start wearing them right away, and they need to do so voluntarily. But that’s the easy part of police reform: the rest will be much, much harder.