Letter: Connecticut’s seniors need your help again

To the Editor:

Income limits for the Medicare Savings Program (MSP) are once again in jeopardy of being cut in half by the Connecticut State Legislature and Gov. Malloy. This will dramatically impact many of Connecticut’s seniors and their ability to receive medical care, stay in their homes and obtain prescription medications.

What can you do?

Call Gov. Malloy, your state representatives and state senators today! Let them know how the cuts to the Medicare Savings Program will impact you and/or your family member/s.

Your calls and emails do make a difference! We stopped this last fall — we can stop it again!

Who to call:

Gov. Dannel Malloy — 860-566-4840

Rep. Joe Aresimowicz (D) — Speaker of the House, 860-240-8500

Rep. Matthew Ritter (D) — House Majority Leader, 860-240-8585

Rep. Themis Klarides (R) — House Minority Leader, 860-240-8700

Rep. Vincent Candelora (R) — House Deputy Leader, 860-240-8700

Sen. Martin Looney (D) — President Pro Tempore, 860-240-0375

Sen. Bob Duff (D) — Majority Leader, 860-240-0414

Sen. Len Fasano (R) — President Pro Tempore, 860-240-8871

Sen. Kevin Witkos (R) — President Pro Tempore, 860-240-0436

Ridgefield Representatives:

Sen. Tony Boucher (R) — Majority Whip, 860-240-0591

Rep. John Frey (R) — Senior Whip, 860-240-8700

Rep. Michael Ferguson (R) — 860-240-8700

To email your state representatives, go to https://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/menu/hlist.asp.

To email state senators, go to https://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/menu/slist.asp.

Debra Franceschini-Gatje

Volunteer for the Ridgefield Commission on Aging