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Case, Ohler Preserve Critical Funding for Senior and Disabled Communities

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HARTFORD—State Representatives Jay Case (R-63) and Brian Ohler (R-64) on Tuesday voted for a bipartisan plan that would provide funding for services and benefits to enrollees of the Medicare Savings Program (MSP) through the end of the fiscal year.

MSP is a Medicaid program that helps seniors and the disabled pay for Medicare co-insurance, deductibles and premiums. Connecticut was one of five states whose income eligibility limits exceeded the federally established level for program qualification. The budget that was adopted in October reduced the eligibility to the federal standard, consequently reducing or eliminating coverage for many of the program’s participants. This oversight was the reason for the General Assembly convened in order to ensure those who had qualified through the old standards do not see a lapse in benefits or services.

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New Laws Effective January 1st

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As 2017 comes to an end, we prepare for a number of new laws to take effect starting January 1, 2018. These new laws may have an impact on you, your business, or our community. I therefore encourage you to take a look at the full list of laws that can be found by clicking here. I have listed some of the more noteworthy legislation below. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or clarifications regarding the implementation of these laws.

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Case Earns 100% Voting Record

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HARTFORD – State Representative Jay Case (R-63) was informed on Tuesday, November 21st, that he had officially earned a one hundred percent voting record for the 2017 regular and special sessions. Since Case was elected in 2012, he has not missed a vote on the floor.

“In order to represent your views in Hartford it is imperative that I vote when given the opportunity to. I am proud to report to all of those in Colebrook, Goshen, Winchester and Torrington that I was present and voted in all 417 roll call votes held in the House of Representatives in 2017,” explained Case. “I also think this is a good opportunity to thank all of you who wrote, called, or e-mailed me with your legislative concerns. I consider everyone’s opinion before casting any vote.”

Case currently serves as Ranking Member to the Human Services Committee and is a member of the Appropriations and Internship Committees. The 2018 Legislative Session is slated to begin in February.

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