Good News for Connecticut Seniors

January 10, 2018

Earlier this week the Connecticut General Assembly successfully passed a bipartisan bill that restores funding for the Medicare Savings Program (MSP). Eligibility levels for the MSP were adjusted in the bipartisan budget approved last year. After learning about the vast impact of these funding reductions, lawmakers worked together to restore the funding by making adjustments in the state budget in a bill that was passed by the legislature on Monday.

Once again, despite the governor’s attempts to sabotage this bipartisan effort, the legislature worked together to give over 100,000 seniors and disabled residents funding for the medical coverage they need.

Should the governor attempt to veto this bill, we have clearly shown that there is overwhelming legislative support to override a veto, and do what is right. These residents are counting on us, counting on us to do the right thing and put their needs before party politics.

To restore the funding for the MSP, lawmakers adopted savings in the budget and made cuts to funding in other areas of government such as executive appointments, consultant fees, and duplicative human resource functions in state government.

Moving forward I hope to continue this good-faith, bipartisan collaboration to move Connecticut down a different economic path to give families and businesses the stability they need.