The Trump administration has warned long-term care facilities they can be prosecuted if they seize the payments.
At facilities where at least 10% of the residents have COVID-19, just over half recorded “below/much below average” ratings.
Now that private labs will begin testing patients for coronavirus, Connecticut’s insurers are being pressured to pick up the tab.
‘This is an ill-conceived and unnecessary change that could fundamentally degrade a critical public health program,’ said DSS Commissioner Deidre Gifford.
Statewide, 90 percent of the hospitals will have their reimbursements reduced in the 2020 fiscal year that began Oct. 1.
WASHINGTON – Connecticut’s congressional delegation is at odds with the Malloy administration over its failure to apply for an expansion of the HUSKY program that would give low-income residents access to new telemedicine services, especially for psychiatric care and substance abuse treatment.
The Trump administration wants insurers that offer plans through Access Health CT, Connecticut’s Affordable Care Act exchange, and other exchanges nationwide, to send people separate monthly bills for the cost of their abortion coverage — in addition to the bill they get for their regular premium costs.
WASHINGTON – A new federal report shows that enrollment in Connecticut’s Affordable Care Act marketplace increased this year, even as the cost of health insurance rose sharply. The report also said that 75 percent of those purchasing insurance through Access Health CT get federal help in paying for their premiums.
A number of legislative Republicans are advocating a bill aimed at imposing work requirements for some Medicaid recipients while also doing away with exemptions from work requirements now allowed to some food stamp recipients in Connecticut.
For some adults, getting Medicaid coverage means that when they die, the state could claim some or all of their assets to repay the medical care they received. That’s left some people who qualify for the program under the federal health law wary of joining. And now the federal government, concerned about the effect on enrollment, plans to explore scaling back the practice.