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Western Connecticut Health Network Continues to Fight Proposed Budget

Friday, May 17, 2013 - Danbury, CT

Dr. John Murphy meets with state officials to mitigate harm to our community.

Western Connecticut Health Network continues to fight proposed budget cuts currently being discussed by state legislators. After months of advocating to maintain access to needed patient care and appropriate reimbursements to hospitals for care provided to the uninsured and underinsured, the Appropriations Committee forwarded a budget to the legislature that still contains $550 million in cuts to Connecticut hospitals. Locally, this proposed budget translates into $30 million in cuts to Danbury Hospital and New Milford Hospital.

It’s not too late for patients and residents to express your concern about the impact of the Governor’s proposed healthcare budget cuts on our patients, community and colleagues. Western Connecticut Health Network is encouraging area residents, employees, business and community leaders to send a message to legislators to oppose the budget cuts that will affect our patients, our programs and our community.

You can send a message to your elected officials by clicking on this template. By simply adding your zip code, you can target a message to your legislators. Those who use social media (such as Facebook and Twitter) can also help engage friends and family members in state-wide efforts to preserve hospital funding.

We ask that you please let your voice be heard on this issue!