Sen. Formica Votes to Override Governor’s Veto to Restore Funding for Elderly and Disabled

January 31, 2018

Today the General Assembly, in a bipartisan vote, successfully overrode Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s veto of a bill that will restore funding for the Medicare Savings Program.

In voting to override the governor’s veto, Senator Paul Formica (R-East Lyme) and fellow state lawmakers are now able to restore funding for the current fiscal year to over 100,000 seniors and disabled individuals. The Medicare Savings Program uses Medicaid money to help individuals pay for medical expenses that Medicare does not cover, such as co-pays and premiums.

“I am very thankful for the bipartisan effort that brought lawmakers together to protect the Medicare Savings Program without worsening this year’s deficit,” said Senator Formica. “Together, lawmakers stood by our bill and overrode the governor’s veto to do what was in the best interest of thousands of seniors and disabled individuals. This is good news for many elderly individuals throughout southeastern Connecticut. The legislature has much work ahead of us to address funding for this program in future years and I hope our efforts to work together will continue throughout the legislative session.”