CT Hospitals Cut 1,400 Jobs Last Year

According to the Connecticut Hospital Association (CHA), in 2013, Connecticut hospitals eliminated 1,400 jobs as their collection operating income decreased by $175 million. The CHA has blamed the income decline on a 2 percent cut to Medicare funding, a $103 million state budget rescission passed in December 2012, and an increased state hospital tax that totaled $101 million last year, and will increase this year to $235 million, beginning in July. CHA plans on lobbying state legislators to eliminate the hospital tax over a five-year period.

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