Medicare Savings Program

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Malloy says he won’t impose work requirements on Medicaid

WASHINGTON — Connecticut will not impose a work requirement on Connecticut Medicaid recipients, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said, even as the Trump administration moved Thursday to allow states to do so. “The fact remains that the majority of individuals on Medicaid are working people, or those that cannot work, such as seniors and people with disabilities,” Malloy said. Continue Reading →

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Legislature headed for a holiday session to fix social services program

With partisan feuding providing the final push Thursday, the state legislature now will come into session between between Christmas and New Year’s Day to reverse an unpopular cut to a social services program for poor seniors and the disabled. Continue Reading →

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Special session over Medicare Savings plan stars in political theater

Legislative leaders struggled Tuesday to find some way to call themselves into special session just before Christmas to restore funds for a popular social services program — but not to address the majority of a $203 million state budget deficit identified last month. Continue Reading →

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Medicare Savings Program cuts delayed by two months

Updated at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday
Lowered eligibility limits for the Medicare Savings Program, which uses Medicaid money to help low-income residents pay medical costs Medicare doesn’t cover, were supposed to go into effect on Jan. 1, but the Department of Social Services said Wednesday it will slow down implementation of the changes in response to concerns raised by the enrollees, advocates and legislators. Continue Reading →

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CT budget cuts program that helps low-income and disabled Medicare patients

The two-year, bipartisan state budget signed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy this week will cut Medicaid help for at least 68,000 Connecticut seniors and disabled individuals, a change decried by doctors and health care advocates in the state. Continue Reading →

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