We’ve been keeping you in the loop regarding Medicaid cuts in the state budget, and opportunities to fight back against these devastating cuts.
The cut that has gotten a lot of attention is the Medicare Savings Program cut.
We let you know to call your legislators when this issue was heating up in the media, and alerted you about the rally held last week. Months ago, we had a guest blog from Jonathan Miller, who told his story about the impact of this cut.
The rally held last week was well attended by people impacted, advocates, activists and legislators. Check out this NBC CT news clip on the rally and the Hartford Courants rally coverage. (More coverage in this CT News Junkie article and this one in the CT Mirror).
So what’s the latest?
The good news:
- Department of Social Services (DSS) have delayed the MSP cut until at least March 2018. That means that those that received letters saying their coverage would terminate on January 1, 2018 have a brief respite.
- Legislators are planning to go into a special session to address the Medicare Savings Program (MSP) cuts, sometime next week.
The bad news:
- Legislators are planning to restore MSP only until July 1, 2018.
- Other drastic cuts in Medicaid haven’t been addressed at all, including a cut that takes health coverage away from 13,000 parents and caregivers covered by HUSKY A.
What can you do?
Call your State Representative & State Senator now! Tell them:
- To fully restore the Medicare Savings Program and HUSKY A
- Not to cut from other social services programs to fix these cuts
- Raise revenue to restore these critical programs
To find out who your State Representative and State Senator are, please call: 860-240-0100
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