CT Lawmakers Hear Pros & Cons of For-Profit vs. Nonprofit Hospitals

At this year’s legislative session, Connecticut lawmakers discussed a bill that would make it easier for private, for-profit hospital companies to purchase physician practices from a nonprofit hospital that it planned to take over.  Lawmakers have been wary of for-profit hospitals and what they could mean to the state, considering the fact that Connecticut currently only has one for-profit hospital.  The main concern regarding these hospitals is figuring out if quality of care would be compromised in favor of savings for shareholders.

Some industry experts cite a long list of complaints, fines and legal settlements that have arisen from some of these for-profit hospitals.  But, proponents of for-profit hospitals state they have made changes to their companies and that most hospitals in the state looking to be acquired feel comfortable to move forward.

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