TRUMBULL- State Rep. David Rutigliano (R-123) is requesting that Governor Ned Lamont rescind his recent budget cuts to the Connecticut nursing homes, these cuts are effecting many Trumbull facilities, notably St. Joseph’s Center in Trumbull.
Rutigliano opposed the state budget with these nursing home cuts in June. The language in the budget limits reductions to 2% but if nursing home facilities (1) do not meet the minimum 70 percent occupancy rate requirement utilizing 2018 cost reports, under other circumstances some facilities will see cuts in excess of 2%, some as high as 15%.
“I did not support the budget that contained these devastating cuts. I call on the governor to revisit these cuts to our nursing homes immediately. These cuts only end up hurting our most vulnerable citizens” said Rep. Rutigliano. “State officials should be working with state nursing homes with low occupancy and quality ratings and help them correct these issues before being crushed with dramatic cuts.”