Here is a clip from Malloy's meeting with the Register-Citizen.
Regarding debates, Dan continues to suggest that Ned stood him up in New London last night. No, the Lamont campaign had not determined whether to add New London to the twenty-seven debates between the two candidates -- and the one scheduled for tomorrow morning!
Dan says he accepted the invitation. The tickets were printed.
The truth is that the debate organizers called the campaign to determine what their decision was about attending because they wanted to go to the printer for the tickets.
Dan says, "Very different positions with respect to home health care – which I support – but not to the exclusion of closing down every nursing home in the state, which would be a disaster. I think that’s a valid point to make."
The truth is that Lamont's plan says "I will work within the new national health law to develop a long-term care system that pays for the care people need, in the setting best for them. The system will be flexible, allow patient choice, and focus on patients' level of need without regard to age or type of disability."
Remember, I'm an RN with a background in home health care. The University of Connecticut released a comprehensive report [pdf] on long-term care in the state. Researchers wrote "A critical piece of Connecticut's long-term care needs assessment gathered relevant data from people who live in Connecticut." The survey showed that 69% of CT residents said they did not want to live in a nursing home.
Lamont is not going to shut down nursing homes. The people of Connecticut want to make decisions best for them and their families and that's Lamont's plan. Just another in a long list of lies from Dan Malloy. Lies that will not create a job or educate a child. Lies that Connecticut can't afford.