Connecticut reallocating funds to help smaller hospitals

- FILE - State Capitol building in Hartford. (WTNH / Noelle Gardner)


HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget office announced Friday it will redistribute $14.1 million to help smaller, financially strapped hospitals in Connecticut, but not the state’s larger hospitals, which it contends have healthy margins.

The Office of Policy and Management said Bristol, Charlotte Hungerford, Griffin, Day Kimball, Johnson and Milford hospitals will receive the extra payments.

The funding is from Medicaid reimbursement payments the state had not yet released to the state’s 28 hospitals. It’s unclear whether the larger hospitals will receive money for Medicaid expenses they’ve already incurred.

OPM says the Malloy administration believes large hospitals have “heavy margins and robust executive compensation” while the smaller ones need additional help.

The Connecticut Hospital Association called the partial funding restoration a “political smoke screen to cover up and divert attention” from budget cuts.

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