New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts adopted policies setting requirements for how much nursing homes must spend on resident care.
Without dialysis, Maria would have days to live. But because of Medicaid restrictions, she has to stay in the hospital.
Proposals on everything from cameras in nursing homes to government-sponsored insurance for small businesses and nonprofits were floated this session.
Under the bill, children eight and younger would qualify for HUSKY coverage regardless of their immigration status.
Democrats on the Appropriations Committee and Gov. Ned Lamont are headed for a showdown over the next two-year state budget.
Gov. Ned Lamont relies on federal funding and state reserves to balance his new budget without significant tax hikes.
The governor said the financial support is meant to ensure “continuity and quality of care.”
In Connecticut, health officials say that if the ACA falls, the impact could be devastating.
Democrats have made health care a key issue, pointing to the pandemic and the fate of the federal health law.
Officials with the state’s health insurance exchange are moving enrollment fairs, community discussions online.
Democrats pledge to protect health care locally if Ginsburg’s replacement helps sink the Affordable Care Act.
Some are also suggesting the company owes the state a refund for services it failed to provide.
Saying undocumented families pose an obstacle to keeping the coronavirus from spreading, 185 Connecticut doctors want HUSKY coverage for them.
Nonprofit social services are struggling to keep programs open. Closures would leave clients unprotected and would financially doom some agencies.
The House has teed up a multi-billion dollar coronavirus bill with a new paid sick leave program and enhanced unemployment insurance.