A study of Hartford pre-school students shows that many of the city's young are obese by the time they are four or five years old. WNPR's Jeff Cohen reports.
The study by UConn's Center for Public Health and Health Policy shows that Hartford has roughly the same rates of preschoo... read more
A new state law was just passed that will eventually give non-nurses the ability to give medications to poor and disabled patients living at home. WNPR's Jeff Cohen reports.
The governor's bill lets trained home care aides -- who cost about half what nurses do -- administer medications. That's called nurse delegation, and Governor Dannel Malloy says it would save millions of dollars. And that, he says, would make it easier for Medicaid clients to live in their homes. ... read more
With legal and political battles over the Affordable Care Act all but settled, it now appears that the healthcare overhaul law is here to stay. The goal of the law is to promise insurance coverage for more Americans and, if it works, increase access to care.
But doctors' groups i... read more
This story is part of WNPR's Public Will Project - made possible by The Connecticut Health Foundation.
State officials say a recent Medicaid expansion is over enrolled and costs too much money -- so it's asking the federal government for permission to ramp the program down a bit. But... read more