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Among those criticizing aspects of the new governor's plan: Hospitals, accountants, and Republican lawmakers.
According to the 2019 Economic Impact Report by the Connecticut Hospital Association, the care providers collectively spent $7.6 billion on employee payroll, $5.4 billion on goods and services, and $840 million on capital projects.
The state's controversial hospital tax and the federal government's elimination of the individual health care mandate bode ill for caregivers and patients alike, says John Murphy.
Meanwhile, Comptroller Kevin Lembo said that, based on revenue and spending through Sept. 30, the state remained on track to end the current fiscal year with a $93.9 million deficit.
Great strides forward for mothers, newborns and medical practitioners are expected.
The pair have formed an alliance to establish the nation’s first-ever statewide radiation dose management repository.
Facing the loss of millions in dollars and a wave of newly uninsured, hospitals and other providers question their ability to serve patients under the American Health Care Act.
The group also said that the state’s hospital health systems are responsible for 199,000 total jobs.
“Is it a cause for hope, concern, or seeing opportunities? Probably all three,” said Joe McGee of The Business Council of Fairfield County.
The hospitals maintain that the tax exceeds by nearly 30 times the corporate tax rate and violates federal law.
A report released Jan. 24 by the Connecticut Hospital Association says the state's hospitals contribute $20 billion to the state and municipal economies.
As the Malloy administration and legislative leaders attempt to close the state's projected budget gap, Connecticut Hospital Association (CHA) President and CEO Jennifer Jackson warned against possible funding reductions to health care providers.
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