Hospital CEOs hit Connecticut gov for reimbursement cuts

Connecticut hospital leaders called on Gov. Dannel P. Malloy (D) to reverse budget cuts he ordered earlier in September, according to the Hartford Courant. The Malloy administration last week announced a $63 million reduction in Medicaid payments to hospitals; if the cuts go through, hospitals could lose $130 million more in federal revenue, Connecticut Hospital Association CEO Jennifer Jackson told the Courant. The result, she said, would be longer wait times, layoffs and widened patient care gaps. The state Senate's Republican minority joined hospital leaders in decrying the cuts. "Less than three months into a new, two-year budget, it is already out of balance and showing a deficiency,'' said Sen. Len Fasano. "It doesn't bode well, not only for the rest of this fiscal year but in fact for the next two years." Article