Reporter at the Hartford Courant; adjunct faculty, University of New Haven; indepth coverage of child protection, mental health,disabilities, criminal justice.

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State's $23 million Medicaid transportation contractor swamped with complaints; 1 to 2 hour call-holding times, missed medical rides have put dialysis patients back in the hospital; advocates, lawyers blast performance as well as lack of state oversight;  http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-news-medical-rides-medicaid-problems-persist-0113-story.html 
Dialysis patients back in hospital; wheel-chair bound told to take bus: missed rides, 1 hour call-hold times bring torrent of complaints against #Veyo, state's new #Medicaid transportation broker; $23 million contract;  http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-news-medical-rides-medicaid-problems-persist-0113-story.html 
Sen. Heather Somers, R-Groton blasts reshuffling of Whiting Forensic as bereft of patient-care initiatives in wake of abuse scandal; questions Whiting director Mike Norko, who is a Yale professor and not a state employee; https://t.co/MwU8jyacHp
Threshold for emergencies keeps rising: Developmentally disabled person's parent or guardian has to be incapacitated or dead before state swoops in; guy marooned in small hospital ER for 5 months doesn't make cut. We take wider look; statewide problem https://t.co/7eSP9ga4w4
Jaw-dropper: autistic man who languished at Manchester hospital was dropped back at the emergency room by the group-home operator who picked him up Friday and was supposed to provide respite care; said he couldn't be managed; https://t.co/gGXWNbnlQJ
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