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Friday, Sep 22: UCONN / UCH Rally — What Closing UConn Health Means

Friday, Sep 22: UCONN / UCH Rally — What Closing UConn Health Means

This Friday, September 22, 2017 the unions that represent UCONN members will be holding a “Save UCONN” rally at the Legislative Office Building from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM in room 2E. The rally is in response to the GOP budget that calls for over $309 million in cuts to UCONN and UCH over the next two years. Please note that Gov. Malloy is still saying he will veto this budget. Below is a link to download a document that details why closing Uconn Health will negatively impact our community. Please share this information.

More than 1 million patients who receive care at UConn Health annually will need to look for healthcare elsewhere.

More than 33,000 emergency room patients in need annually including 7,685 Medicaid and 7,133 Medicare and Managed Medicare patients will need to seek emergency care elsewhere in soon to be even more crowded emergency rooms.

Nearly 600 dental and medical students would be displaced, needing new sites for learning and clinical experiences vital to their education as the future providers of Connecticut’s health care.

The 658,205 outpatients seen by the UConn Medical Group need to find new doctors including 143,897 Medicaid and 234,298 Medicare patients.

The 9,240 inpatients and 372,220 outpatients of UConn John Dempsey Hospital need to look elsewhere for their care including 82,944 Medicaid and 127,590 Medicare and Managed Medicare patients.

The more than 132,261 dental patients at UConn’s dental school including those they serve at community sites throughout Connecticut will have to find new dentists.

The 24 of 33 startup companies of the UConn Technology Incubation Program at UConn Health will lose their laboratory homes and hopes of commercialization of their discoveries and medical device products that are helping to fuel the bioscience industry and more revenue of the state.

The nearly $77 million of research funded projects including $55 million from the NIH will no longer fuel research discoveries, medical advances and new cures for patients with life-threatening disease such as cancer or rare diseases such as those battled by children.

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