State Representative Theresa Conroy (D-Seymour, Beacon Falls, Derby) is calling on Governor Dannel Malloy and the Office of Policy and Management (OPM) to release Medicaid reimbursement payments to the state’s hospitals.
This week, Governor Malloy and OPM suspended millions-of-dollars in payments to Connecticut's hospitals – a potential loss of $728,516 to Griffin Hospital in Derby.
“Governor Malloy needs to make these payments to hospitals,” Rep. Conroy said. “He is ignoring the will of the legislature and the voice of the people. I know this will hit Griffin Hospital and the Valley hard.”
Over the past year, legislators have repeatedly worked to restore funding Governor Malloy has cut from hospitals.
In June of 2015, Legislative Democrats approved a state budget that included $4.8 million for Griffin Hospital. In September, Governor Dannel Malloy unveiled a package of budget rescissions that included up to $84 million in cuts to hospitals and reduced Griffin’s state funding to $1.2 million. Rep. Conroy worked to ease the impact to Griffin Hospital and by early October, Governor Malloy agreed to restore $14.1 million to the state’s small hospitals.
In early December, Legislative Democrats approved a bill that restored funding for Griffin to $4.72 million.
(This is a press release from Conroy's office)