HARTFORD, Conn. – Lawmakers were surprised to learn this week that the $13 million increase in nursing home funds approved last June has yet to be dispersed to about 230 nursing homes.
In order to avoid a strike last year, lawmakers approved additional money for wage enhancements for both union and non-union nursing homes.
Initially, the amount of money going to 60 union nursing homes was much larger than the amount that was headed to 170 non-union nursing homes. However, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration reversed course after the Connecticut Association of Health Care Facilities warned that it would be illegal to do that with federal funds.
Confronted last week by an administrator from a nursing home in Windsor, Malloy said he was unaware of the issue.
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