Governor Lamont and Connecticut Hospital Association Reach Tentative Agreement for Litigation Settlement
Agreement Will Resolve All Outstanding Legal Claims Against the State
(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that his administration and the Connecticut Hospital Association (CHA) have reached a tentative agreement around outstanding litigation that CHA had brought against the state.
Governor Lamont and CHA executives briefed Democratic and Republican legislative leaders on the tentative agreement earlier this afternoon, and CHA will bring the agreement to their members shortly. Pending approval by CHA and its member hospitals, as well as by the Attorney General, the tentative agreement will be submitted to the legislature for its review and approval. The agreement settles all outstanding claims.
“The beginning of my administration marked a reset of the relationship between the State of Connecticut and its hospitals,” Governor Lamont said. “I was clear that this ongoing litigation benefited neither party, and certainly not the taxpayers of our state. Both sides came to the table and negotiated a good faith settlement that will provide predictability and stability for both the state and the hospitals, and reduces the losses the state would have incurred in the absence of this agreement. This is a path forward that provides fiscal stability for the hospital industry and marks a new chapter in our state’s relationships with the hospitals.”
“We are grateful for the leadership and support of Governor Lamont, his administration, and the legislative leaders and legislators of both parties,” Jennifer Jackson, CEO of the hospital association, said. “This agreement represents a path forward for hospitals and the state that recognizes the important role hospitals play in providing patients with quality healthcare and in strengthening our state’s economy.”