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According to the chapter’s Director of Human Resources Kathleen Portolese, 11 of the affected employees are part-timers who wok “very limited hours.”
“While these hospitals have received direct federal aid during this crisis, some of them and their affiliated practices are still experiencing financial hardship,” noted Gov. Ned Lamont.
Six days in to Phase 1 of reopening the state, the picture in Connecticut is good, at least on an anecdotal basis. So said Gov. Ned Lamont at his daily briefing today. However, he noted, disagreement with the tribal owners over their planned June 1 reopening continues.
The state of Connecticut has now conducted over 200,000 COVID-19 tests, with nearly 40,000 positive results and over 3,600 deaths.
Asked by the Business Journal if Renee Coleman-Mitchell had resigned or been dismissed, the governor said: “That’s still being worked out.”
The governor said that similar initiatives in Massachusetts have saved health care consumers more than $5 billion since 2013.
"The agreement with hospitals still has some components waiting federal sign-off, but this approval is a key step in the overall arrangement adopted in the budget," said Gov. Malloy.
Family Care Visiting Nurse and Home Care Agency agreed to pay the state and federal governments to settle claims that it bilked the Medicaid system by falsely billing for services.
The hospitals maintain that the tax exceeds by nearly 30 times the corporate tax rate and violates federal law.
AHCT is now focused on educating consumers on how to derive maximum benefits from their selected insurance plans.