People who work in senior centers, town social service offices and senior housing complexes say the state Department of Social Services’ new system has led to elderly residents losing benefits, low-income clients having to pay out-of-pocket for medication, and more of their own time devoted to trying to fix problems caused by the new system.
Department of Social Services
DSS would get more workers under Malloy plan
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposed budget includes 103 new staff positions for the state Department of Social Services, which has faced litigation alleging that it doesn’t have enough workers to process Medicaid applications within the required timeframe.
Fewer kids losing Medicaid, but those turning 1 or 18 still vulnerable
The number of children and adolescents dropped from the state’s HUSKY health care program fell during a recent two-year period, but those turning 1 and 18 are still especially vulnerable to losing their medical benefits, according to a report released Friday.
Easier enrollment process could mean thousands more with coverage under Obamacare, researchers say
Having a seamless, one-stop shopping process for state residents to enroll in health care coverage could ensure that an additional 26,000 people get insurance, and 36,000 avoid losing their coverage, according to research released this week.