Legislators looking at UConn contract for prisoners’ care for savings

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An AP article in the New Haven Register reports that policymakers are looking to review and possibly open UConn’s $94 to $100 million health care contract with the Department of Corrections. UConn provides medical, dental and mental health care to 19,000 state inmates at an average of $4,780 each last year. At least one other potential bidder has expressed interest and suggested that they may be able to provide savings. The Governor is open to the idea but concerned about destabilizing UConn’s medical school.
Ellen Andrews