School administrators said Friday they need the state’s help to close a $74 million budget deficit.
Help for the uninsured provided by the new, $175 billion Provider Relief Fund is getting mixed reviews.
Although it is a coronavirus “hot spot,” Connecticut was not among those to receive the first shipments of the drug.
There are concerns about who will have access to the only drug known to reduce the severity of COVID-19.
Gov. Ned Lamont’s administration is questioning whether the state can afford to continue subsidizing the public teaching hospital.
Social service advocates were hoping to change a state law so they could funnel unused prescription drugs to the uninsured. But a 20-year-old, little-known program is scuttling their plans.
Tianna Laboy was 19-years-old when she delivered her baby in a prison cell toilet at York Correctional Institution last winter. Now she is suing the Department of Correction and others for allegedly denying her medical care before the birth of her first child.
Prison doctors made a series of requests in October 2017 for patients to see specialists. One inmate had diabetes and was losing sensation in his feet. Another needed special shoes because all of his toes had been amputated due to frostbite. A third patient’s prosthetic foot was worn out with tears and holes and needed to be repaired.
It appears they were all denied care. But the state can’t say for sure.
UConn Health took the next necessary step in pursuing a public-private partnership on Monday by releasing a “Solicitation of Interest” letter nationally. The letter is a request for proposals from health organizations across the country interested in partnering with the Farmington-based health system.
While state experts are warning residents of an increased risk of West Nile virus infection right now, a UConn Health doctor is stressing that it’s rare for people infected with the virus to develop symptoms, let alone to develop a serious illness.
The state has agreed to pay $1.3 million to a former inmate, who claimed correctional staff delayed identifying and properly treating his skin cancer, despite his rapidly deteriorating condition while incarcerated.
Concerns about the medical care provided to inmates in Connecticut’s prisons emerged during a six-hour hearing Monday as family members of inmates testified about substandard care and the correction department’s former chief medical officer told lawmakers that requests for specialized treatment were routinely denied.
The commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Correction was sued twice this week, an indication of persistent concerns about the quality of medical care being provided to inmates. The most recent lawsuit, filed Thursday, alleges that a 19-year-old man died after he repeatedly asked for medical attention he never received. A second, a class action lawsuit, claims the department has refused to provide life-saving treatment to those incarcerated with hepatitis C.
The recent birth of a baby in an inmate’s cell – as well as large budget cuts, a lack of outside oversight, and a history of complaints – have fueled concerns among some legislators and civil rights groups about the quality of medical and mental health care being provided to Connecticut’s inmates, most of whom eventually will be released.
University of Connecticut Health Center workers represent the second-largest share of Executive Branch layoffs ordered since mid-April, but the savings will be blunted. That’s because of the 155 people who have been laid off at the Health Center, only 35 of them actually will no longer work there.