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Conflict Between Malloy And Hospitals Intensifies As Hartford HealthCare Calls Off A Merger Deal

The conflict between Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the state's hospitals intensified Monday as Hartford HealthCare backed away from a takeover of a troubled hospital in Putnam, blaming the governor's latest round of cuts. "This reckless slashing of Medicaid funding makes it difficult for HHC to create a path forward with Day Kimball Healthcare right now. Both our organizations have just taken a gut punch," said James Blazar, a Hartford HealthCare senior vice president overseeing strategy. Malloy's administration called Blazar's annoucement a tactic in an ongoing public relations war over who's the victim — hospitals or taxpayers. "Hartford...