Connecticut's hospital systems are growing larger and the remaining independent hospitals are seeking partners. The possibility of as many as five hospitals converting to for-profit status and becoming part of a large national company, Tenet Healthcare, was imminent until very recently. To add to this, hospitals are acquiring physician practices at an accelerated rate.
Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut believes that Connecticut’s residents deserve to know more about the acceleration of hospital mergers, possible conversion of non-profit hospitals to for-profit entities and hospital absorption of physician practices and what impact these changes could have on health care costs, quality and access.
To serve as a catalyst that engages residents and communities in shaping a health system that provides universal access to quality health care and promotes health in Connecticut.
We believe that health care is a fundamental right and that our work is part of a broader movement for social and economic justice.