STATEMENT FROM SEIU 1199 PRESIDENT DAVID PICKUS ON NURSING HOME TRANSPARENCY ACT

Connecticut State Senate passes HB 5051, a new act requiring more financial transparency for nursing homes receiving Medicaid funds.

SEIU 1199 New England President David Pickus issued the following statement after the Connecticut State Senate voted in favor of passing the new law for nursing home transparency:

“Today’s vote sends a strong message to large, out-of-state, for-profit nursing homes that Connecticut is watching where its tax dollars go. With past abuses from certain large, out-of-state chains Connecticut needed to act. State senators took a vital step in safeguarding the $1.6 billion of taxpayer money that nursing homes receive every year. This is a victory for taxpayers, nursing home employees and patients.””

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