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Posted inHealth, Politics

For-profit hospital deal gets done. Then, doubts behind the scenes

In crafting a last-minute compromise clearing the way for four Connecticut hospitals to be acquired by a for-profit company, lawmakers accomplished something many doubted would be possible. But for some legislators key to the deal, any sense of celebration was short-lived because of questions about whether a major player was backing out.

Posted inHealth

CT lawmakers, wary of changing health care landscape, consider restrictions on for-profit hospitals

The proposals restricting hospitals’ ability to become for-profit are unlikely to become law exactly as written. But they set the stage for what’s likely to be an intense debate about hospitals, fueled by the discomfort among many lawmakers about the way the health care system is changing.