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 … read more

Legislature restores cuts to Medicare that would have hurt seniors, disabled

In a Medicare reprieve for a couple of hundred Ridgefield seniors and disabled citizens, the state legislature tinkered with its budget and found another $53 million for Connecticut’s Medicare Savings Program, which should keep it solvent at least through June. The action in Hartford headed off reductions of eligibility levels that had been projected to knock as many as 113,000 … read more

Sen. Boucher votes to restore Medicare funding for seniors and disabled

State Senator Toni Boucher (R-26) joined her legislative colleagues to pass a bipartisan fix to the state’s Medicare Savings Program (MSP). The legislation approved by the House and Senate restores Medicare income eligibility levels and provides aid for more than 100,000 seniors and disabled residents. “I am proud that, once again, legislators on both sides of the political aisle were … read more

Rep. Frey votes to restore funding for Medicare Savings Program as legislature approves plan

State Representative John Frey (R-111) on Tuesday voted for a bipartisan plan that would provide funding for the Medicare Savings Program (MSP) through the end of the fiscal year. Last month, legislators successfully petitioned the General Assembly back into special session in order to address the issue.    MSP is a Medicaid program that helps seniors and the disabled pay … read more

Commission on Aging, state representatives to discuss Medicaid cuts

The Ridgefield Commission on Aging will discuss state budget cuts to the Medicare Savings Program today, Dec. 18, at 2:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in the small conference room underneath the Town Hall building. State Reps. John Frey and Michael Ferguson are expected to attend, along with state Sen. Toni Boucher. The Medicare Savings Program uses state Medicaid … read more

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