The Nursing Home Nightmare

By Bill McMorris, The Washington Free Beacon

Lucrative union contracts have driven five Connecticut nursing homes at the center of a labor dispute into bankruptcy.

HealthBridge Management has entered five of its nursing homes into Chapter 11 bankruptcy to escape labor contracts that left the company losing $1.3 million each month, according to senior vice president of labor relations Lisa Crutchfield.

“The centers have a bright future if they can operate under labor agreements that reflect today’s financial realities, but the fact is the centers will not survive unless we have relief from the crushing burden of unsustainable labor costs, especially the spiraling costs of pension and health care obligations,” Crutchfield said in a press release.

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