Posted on February 13, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon
Hartford – State Representative Jay Case (R-Winsted) testified in support of a mechanism that would allow certain individuals to have more transportation options when traveling. Currently, Medicaid and Medicare enrollees who use wheel chairs or are confined to a stretcher are transported by an ambulance, even in cases where there is not an immediate medical emergency.
Rep. Case said, “The state is paying extra for non-emergency medical transportation services. This common sense bill would provide greater options to Medicaid and Medicare enrollees, making it less cumbersome on the client and their care support system to travel. In many cases, the extra emergency equipment and personnel that comes with being transported by an ambulance is not necessary to attend everyday life events like graduations, funerals, and school functions.”
Posted on February 6, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon
To the Editor,
We need to stop nickel and diming people for simply living in Connecticut. The democrats in Hartford promised “change” this session, but all we are seeing is more of the same: them asking for tax increases and more of your pocket change.
It is common sense that there should not be a tax associated to buy food and feed yourself. In Connecticut, under new democrat leadership, that concept no longer makes sense. This summer, when you go to buy groceries there may be new taxes assessed to your bill for getting bread, eggs, and other essentials.
Have an ongoing medical condition? Many people do, but you should be prepared to pay more out of pocket for your prescriptions. Yes, that’s right, those who want businesses to take greater risk for paid medical leave do not want to help seniors on fixed incomes sustain their health care regiment.
Posted on January 9, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon
HARTFORD – State Representative Jay Case (R-Winsted) was sworn into his fourth term as state representative. Rep. Case will continue to represent the 63rd Assembly District, which is comprised of Colebrook, Goshen, Torrington, and Winchester.
“I look forward to continuing my service to the residents of the 63rd District. It is my goal in Hartford to address our state’s struggling economy and to stabilize the state budget so that our state’s businesses and families have the confidence to grow and prosper in our local communities. I will be working with colleagues from both sides of the political aisle to craft common sense public policy,” stated Rep. Case.
The legislature will be in-session for a five-month period, adjourning on Wednesday, June 5.