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How To Enroll More Children & Adults in Medicaid

Even as federal Medicaid funds through the stimulus package dwindle, experts and state officials are collaborating on ways to identify and enroll eligible children in CHIP and traditional Medicaid this year. They are also working on similar strategies to target the...

The SAGA Is Over: Connecticut Extends Medicaid to Single Adults

On Monday, Connecticut announced that it would be the first state to move low income residents to the Medicaid program.  This shift will allow the state to save over 53 million dollars over the next year.  Because the government made changes in the Medicaid program to...

High Risk Pool Proposals Due to HHS Today

Today is the deadline for states to submit details to the Department of Health and Human Services on how they intend to operate the high-risk health insurance pools mandated by healthcare reform. The high-risk pool program is intended to provide coverage to those who...

COBRA Subsidy Expired: What Now for the Unemployed?

Thousands of families who took advantage of the federal government subsidy for extending their former employer’s health insurance coverage through COBRA have had to rethink their options in the past few weeks. On June 1, 2010 the federal government’s subsidy of COBRA...

Health Care Debate in Stamford, CT

Debicella vs. Himes and Lamont On Monday night I had the pleasure of attending the health care debate between congressman Jim Himes, Ned Lamont, and State Senator Dan Debicella. The participants offered up a comprehensive review of Democratic and Republican talking...

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