Gov. Dannel P Malloy recently vetoed legislation that would have made it easier for Vanguard Health Systems, a Tennessee-based for-profit hospital operator to purchase Bristol and Waterbury hospitals, as well as recently announced plans to acquire Eastern Connecticut Health Network (ECHN). This controversial veto has put all three mergers on hold.
The question remains; should Connecticut allow for-profit hospitals to enter Connecticut to help cash-strapped community hospitals?
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