The Wal-Mart-ization of Connecticut’s support for the disabled?

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Concerning  shifting human resources from state to private non-profit:

“The legislature’s Program Review and Investigations Committee (PRI) found in 2012 that the price tag for state-operated residential services for disabled adults is $338,000 per year, while the cost for the average community-based residential facility is $129,000.”

Why is it cheaper for nonprofits than for the state? Exactly where is money being saved? If the employees of the nonprofit are being paid much less, with less medical coverage and no pension compared to the state run programs, then nonprofits are no better than Walmart; shifting the burden surreptitiously.

How are you saving money?

Gary Gara lives in Branford.

What do you think?

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