The flight of medical research grants from UConn and its persistent parlous finances provide an unexpected cautionary tale for legislators and the Lamont administration. Our state government hankers to create its own unregulated health insurance enterprise. But it has not even been able to make UConn Health work after decades of trying and billions in subsidies. If it continues to indulge itself in that wrecking ball of a “public option” fantasy, those fleeing medical researchers will be joined by thousands of talented health insurance workers in the exodus from Connecticut.

Overly generous fringe benefits are killing potential for expanded research at UConn Health: Kevin Rennie, January 1, 2021, Hartford Courant