Fasano, Klarides Respond to Governor’s Comments on Hospitals

September 22, 2015

Hartford – Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano (R-North Haven) and House Republican Leader Themis Klarides (R-Derby) released the following statement in response to statements from the Governor’s office today regarding hospital CEO compensation:

“This is another diversionary tactic used by the governor to avoid having a real conversation about the damaging impact of his budget cuts. His millions in rescissions will hurt the elderly, the disabled and the poor, and threaten health care quality and access. We can understand why the governor is hung up on creating a distraction from the real issues. If the governor really cared so much about CEO compensation, he wouldn’t have given $52 million to a hedge fund in a taxpayer funded billionaire bailout. He’s okay funding a sweetheart deal for a multibillionaire, but not okay supporting our hospitals and the crucial services they provide to our needy communities? Stop using plays from your ‘cut and paste’ political handbook Governor, and start listening to what our health care providers are saying.”