Connecticut families rely on hospitals and health systems to be there when they need them. And as the healthcare environment continues to shift, one thing remains certain: their doors are always open, their lights are always on, and caregivers are always ready to heal.
In 2019, we are asking that legislators:
- Protect the agreement regarding taxes paid by hospitals and Medicaid payments to hospitals, and settle past disputes.
- Partner with hospitals to develop new opportunities that benefit patients, communities, hospitals, and the state.
- Bring Medicaid rates in line with the national average.
- Invest in hospitals and healthcare to grow Connecticut’s economy.
- Protect access to patient care in light of potential changes to healthcare on the national level.
- Support a Certificate of Need (CON) process that treats hospitals fairly and on an equal basis with other providers and other entities.
- Do not pass legislation that imposes additional regulatory burdens on hospitals.
- Support behavioral health and substance use treatment and prevention programs that emphasize an integrated approach to patient care, such as Community Care Teams.
- Fund proven drug and alcohol abuse treatment programs, such as recovery coaches.
- Related to behavioral health and substance use services, match facilities and available resources, such as short-term, intermediate, and long-term beds, with patient need.