Stuart Marcus, CEO of St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport, testifies before an informational hearing of the Conn. Legislative Leaders’ Hospitals & Health Care Roundtable at the state Legislative Office Building in Hartford on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014.
A group of small independent hospitals in Connecticut say the increasing cost of providing health care coupled with lower reimbursement rates from insurance providers and the government is making it harder for them to survive.
The Value Care Alliance is an association of seven of Connecticut's smaller hospitals. Members of the alliance say they are finding it hard to compete with the state's two large teaching hospital systems and a for-profit national chain.
Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy has spent the last several days speaking on a national stage about a minimum wage hike. Now that he’s back from the National Governor’s Association meeting, Malloy brought his pitch on Tuesday to an audience of business leaders in his home state.