EAST WINDSOR – State Representative Christopher Davis visited the East Windsor Housing Authority’s Park Hill community on Tuesday to provide residents and staff with a legislative update and to listen to their concerns regarding issues impacting the state of Connecticut.
“Many of our seniors live on fixed incomes, and rely on critical state services that help them make ends meet,” said Rep. Davis. “We recently went back into special session to restore the funding to the Medicare Savings Program that helps seniors and individuals with disabilities pay their medical bills. During these difficult budget times, we need to restructure state government in ways that it helps the most people in need.”
Rep. Davis told the seniors and the staff that Governor Dan Malloy has threatened to veto the bipartisan vote to restore the funding to Medicare Savings Program (MSP), shortly after the meeting Governor Malloy vetoed the lawmakers’ decision.
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HARTFORD—State Rep. Christopher Davis on Tuesday voted for a bipartisan plan that would provide funding for 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 only a few states whose income eligibility limits exceeded the federal minimum level. Legislators, in adopting the budget in October, reduced the eligibility to the federal minimum, consequently reducing or eliminating coverage for many of the program’s thousands of participants. The state’s Department of Social Services in December announced it would delay implementation of the eligibility reduction by two months, giving concerned program participants a reprieve from an unexpected jump in their healthcare costs as lawmakers worked to find $53 million to fund the program through June.
“We are facing considerable fiscal challenges in Connecticut, but, during these tough fiscal times, we must remember those that need our help the most,” said Rep. Davis. “I will continue to work to restructure and reform state government and its many social service programs to insure that in the future, critical funding to programs like MSP can continue for those truly in need of our assistance.”