The Governor and legislative leaders are negotiating a final budget deal now.
The Governor is pushing for cuts in HUSKY (Medicaid) that will eliminate coverage for 30,000+ people. The Appropriations Committee restored the cuts. We need your help to keep this important health care coverage in the state budget.
These cuts are a move backwards for Connecticut. Our state has expanded coverage for low-income families and pregnant women - the Governor's proposal to reduce this coverage could affect 30,000+ people.
As a national leader in expanding health care coverage, these cuts not only undermine our claim of being a leading state, they undermine our investments in families. This is a penny wise, pound foolish strategy to balance the budget on the backs of people already living on the edge.
We urge you to take action and contact Speaker of the House Sharkey, Senate President Looney, Governor Malloy and your own state legislators.