Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Proposed Budget Could Erode Services for Seniors

"Advocates for seniors say Governor Dannel Malloy's proposed budget would put Connecticut seniors at risk. According to AARP, the governor's budget would erode seniors' access to vital programs, affecting everything from prescription drugs to home health care.

Claudio Gualtieri, advocacy director at AARP, notes that the state has a growing senior population, but the governor wants to cap access to the Home Care Program for Elders, which provides health care and services that seniors need to live independently at home."

Gualtieri made the following explanation on this matter, "So it will be timed to only serve the people who are on the program now, and to the extent, someone in the future could get a slot, they will be on a wait list."

Source: Public News Service, 4/18/17, Read More >

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