HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The federal health care overhaul law is providing both challenges and opportunities for Connecticut lawmakers as they try to reach a state budget compromise with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.
Malloy's two-year, $43.8 billion proposal includes millions of dollars in spending needed to comply with the federal health care law. But it also relies on millions of dollars in savings that the law generates.
About $382 million is spent on caseload growth in human services agencies and changes under the Affordable Care Act. That includes expanding Medicaid eligibility to more people and increasing Medicaid payments to primary care physicians. The state eventually will be reimbursed.
Malloy's plan also saves money by moving some Medicaid patients into private plans to be offered by the new Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange in 2014.
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Hosed-by-the-system | February 12 2013 9:00am
So lets see......if someone JUST cant afford a insurance premium every month, I mean, REAL people dont seem to have this "MONEY TREE" out back like some of these sleezeball politicians THINK.......we can operate like they do with spending....Healthcare Exchange or not.....not everybody will be able to afford the bloated premiums.........not to mention the damn PENALTY OBAMA wants un to pay on top of it all......YUP...this will cost us all PLENTY in the end.............more money we just dont have
binky6567 | February 11 2013 5:19pm
It is all a mixed bag of tricks. The truth is no one know what will really happen. All the government can do is guess and we the public will have to guess as well. It is all new for all of us and old people hate change. Get use to it, there is a lot of change coming. Most of it well be good!
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