Elder-Care Facilities’ Cut Funds

Thursday afternoon, Hamden Mayor Curt Leng, accompanied by state politicians, officials, staff, reps from Local 1199 SEIU, the New England health care employees union, and patients in wheelchairs gathered in the recreation room at Arden House for a press conference and a rally to send a message to Gov. Ned Lamont: “Fix This Wrong.”

At issue is new legislation, part of the state’s biennial budget, that would reduce certain nursing homes across the state in their Medicaid reimbursement if they have occupancy below 70 percent or have past incidents related to quality of care.

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