State Representative Arthur O’Neill (R-69) hand delivered a letter to the Secretary of the State calling for a special legislative session to address issues concerning the Medicare Savings Plan.
The Medicare Savings Plan (MSP) is a state program to help seniors and the disabled pay for Medicare coinsurance, deductibles and premiums. The program, administered to qualified individuals based on income eligibility limits, is set to be reduced to match federal eligibility limits. Prior to passage of the current budget, Connecticut was one of five states that exceeded the federal minimum.
“My Republican colleagues and I are calling on the governor and majority party Democrats to convene the legislature in special session to address substantial issues regarding the state’s Medicare Savings Plan,” Rep. O’Neill said. “Reducing the income eligibility limits for this important program will be devastating to tens of thousands of Connecticut seniors and disabled and must be rectified.”