Malloy cuts funding for Medicaid and mental health services

Angela Mattie

Angela Mattie, associate professor and chair of the health care management and organizational leadership department, is available to comment on Gov. Malloy's decision today to cut funding for Medicaid and mental health services.

"Nearly one in five Connecticut residents depends on Medicaid for their health care needs," Mattie said. "Slashing Medicaid funding for this most vulnerable population limits availability and access to care, ultimately causing higher health care costs. It also limits care to mental health services that are already woefully unavailable for those who need these services. Providers in our state will be faced with an enormous burden of providing care and services. These services are currently reimbursed all short of the actual cost of providing care. The impact of this policy needs to be re-examined and steps taken to reverse these Medicaid cuts."

If you're interested in speaking to Mattie, please call John Morgan, associate vice president for public relations, at 203-206-4449 (cell) or 203-582-5359 (office).

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