The future of the financially troubled University of Connecticut Health Center looked brighter after the state House of Representatives approved a new plan to improve the center's 35-year-old John Dempsey Hospital, the Hartford Courant
reports. After three hours of debate, the House voted 109-34 for the measure. The bill now moves to the Senate, which could take it up as early as Monday. The money-losing health center has been bailed out multiple times by the legislature since 2000 because it could not meet its financial obligations without a state infusion of cash near the end of the fiscal year.