RESTORING MEDICAID COVERAGE EVENT
Wednesday, February 21st
4pm: Legislative Briefing & Action Strategy, Capitol, Room 310 (map)
6pm: Appropriations Public Hearing, Legislative Office Building, Room 2C (map)
Parking: You can park in the Legislative Office Building Garage (map). If the main garage is full, there is an overflow garage.
To get to the Capitol, you can enter through the Legislative Office Building after parking in their garage. The Capitol and the Legislative Office Building are connected via an underground walkway.
Last year, the CT General Assembly:
- Changed eligibility levels for the Medicare Savings Program (MSP), impacting 113,000 seniors & people with disabilities,
- Cut over 13,000 low income parents off of all of their health care coverage under HUSKY A,
- Limited access to dental services for all adults on Medicaid, and
- Cut reimbursement for primary care providers.
CT’s Medicaid program provides essential healthcare & benefits to approximately 800,000 CT residents, including elderly, low-income parents & people with disabilities — vital assistance that if changed as proposed, would leave the healthcare of thousands of our neighbors in jeopardy.
The Good News: Because YOU spoke up and showed up at the Capitol, called your legislators, wrote Op-Eds and made sure our voices were heard, the CT General Assembly reversed their decision and rescinded the cuts to MSP.
The Bad News: This fix was only temporary. As it stands, our state’s most vulnerable citizens are scheduled to lose their benefits on July 1, 2018 — and the cuts to HUSKY A parents, dental benefits & primary rates still stand.
But as we saw in December, when we fight back, WE CAN WIN.
That’s why your voice, your presence and your actions are needed now more than ever before. Together we can stop these reckless cuts to Medicaid and keep Connecticut families health, safe and secure.
Please join us on Wednesday, Feb. 21st at 4pm in Hartford at the Capitol, Room 310 to discuss how we can work to prevent these damaging and hurtful cuts and protect CT’s signature health care program and our most vulnerable citizens.
Directly following our meeting, the General Assembly’s Appropriations Committee will host a Public Hearing at 6pm, where together we’ll MAKE sure that our elected officials understand that CT residents OPPOSE any cuts to Medicaid and are calling for FULL RESTORATION OF MEDICAID COVERAGE!
SPREAD THE WORD!!!