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.
Posted on January 3, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon
HARTFORD – State Representative Jay Case (R-Winsted) earned the AARP Capitol Caregiver award for his work on the Money Follows the Person (MFP) program in the 2018 Legislative Session. MFP is designed to provide Connecticut residents with long-term care options through a transparent process.
According to AARP, Case earned the Capitol Caregiver honors because he was integral to the expansion of MFP, ensuring senior residents in the Northwest Corner and throughout the State of Connecticut will have greater consumer autonomy and confidence.
Posted on January 1, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon
New legislation effective dates are typically January 1st, July 1st, and October 1st throughout the calendar year. With 2018 coming to an end, a number of new laws took effect January 1, 2019.
These new laws may have an impact on you, your business, or our community. I have highlighted some noteworthy new laws below and encourage you to take a look at the full list, which can be accessed by clicking here. Please contact me with any questions or clarifications regarding the implementation of these new laws.
Posted on December 19, 2018 by Greg MacKinnon
Hartford – State Representative Jay Case (R-Winsted) was named as an Assistant Republican Leader on Tuesday afternoon at the State Capitol. House Republican Leader Themis Klarides made the official assignments and has asked Case to continue his role as Ranking Member of the Human Services Committee. Additionally, Case will serve on the Appropriations Committee, Banking Committee and Internship Committee.
“As the session quickly approaches, I am excited to get to work legislatively in Hartford. The committee process is an integral part of the legislature because in these meetings we get to discuss and debate certain pieces of public policy before pushing them to the House or Senate floors, where they become law. I look forward to continuing the work of the Human Services Committee so we can continue to deliver life improving services to the populations that depend on them,” stated Rep. Case.
Posted on December 12, 2018 by Greg MacKinnon
WINSTED – State Representative Jay Case (R-Winsted) was recently invited to tour the Election Motion Company and participate in their celebration of the completion of a 6-month transition project to improve internal operations. Throughout the spring and summer months, Electric Motion Company has worked to move their entire manufacturing operations under one roof. Previously, company operations had been conducted in separate facilities.
Posted on October 29, 2018 by admin
WINSTED — State Rep. Jay Case on Monday joined state and local officials in opening the Holabird Avenue bride to traffic. Case, who represents the 63rd House District, was instrumental in securing funding to repair the bridge that’s considered critical not only to residents in the area, but also business owners and first responders. The project took roughly two years to complete. Case was joined by members of the town’s Board of Selectmen, town manager, and state Sen. Craig Miner. Former state representative David Scribner, who served as chairman of the legislature’s Transportation Bonding Subcommittee, was also on hand for the event. Scribner worked with Case to secure the funding after Winsted’s state representative brought him to town to look at the bridge.
Posted on October 5, 2018 by Greg MacKinnon
HARTFORD – A local lobbyist organization hosted a day-long workshop at the Lyceum to help provide pointers on how the general public can be involved in the legislative process. State Representative Jay Case (R-Winsted) was invited to provide insight on how to engage in the state legislature’s public hearings.
“Having more opinions about a potential law helps a committee’s membership come to a decision on whether or not a concept moves forward in the legislative process. Often, those who come to testify during a public hearing are seen as a valuable resource and any educational facts that can be provided that help stress points being made are always welcome,” stated Rep. Case. “If you can’t be present at a public hearing, then there is always the option to submit written testimony.”
Posted on September 18, 2018 by Greg MacKinnon
HARTFORD – The Connecticut Association for Healthcare at Home has named State Representative Jay Case (R-Winsted) as the 2018 “Legislator of the Year.” The association represents 65 Connecticut home health and hospice provider agencies that serve communities all over the Northwest Corner and Greater Torrington areas.
In a letter sent to Rep. Case, the association’s president and CEO Deborah Hoyt said, “You have been our industry’s champion for Connecticut families in need of healthcare in home and community-based settings, as well as a leader in advocating for the sustainability and adequacy of our provider safety net to ensure positive health outcomes for low-income residents. Your efforts in communicating our challenges around Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) to DSS were significant.”