68,000 About to Lose Health Coverage

ATTENTION HEALTHCARE CRISIS UNFOLDING IN CONNECTICUT!   Over 68,0000 seniors and disabled constituents of Connecticut are set to be cut from the Medicare Savings Programs effective on January 1, 2018! The Medicare Savings Program makes Medicaid the supplemental coverage for Medicare covering the cost of Medicare Part B premiums for low income Medicare recipients. It also […]

Urgent Message on State Budget

We need help to prevent cuts to programs for low income people. Our lobbyist received a call from someone very involved in the budget negotiations. They said they are being asked to cut another $100-$150 million from the budget and others in the negotiations are looking to cut programs that serve the poor such as […]

URGENT ACTION IS STILL NEEDED!!! 7-14-17

The Connecticut House of Representatives and Senate is scheduled to meet Tuesday, July 18th to discuss the current state budget proposals. As most of you are aware, all of these recent budget proposals significantly jeopardize HUSKY A/Medicaid program and this could mean over 9,500 parents losing healthcare coverage as soon as the budget is passed! PLEASE […]

NASW/CT Calls On The State Legislature To Include New Revenues In All Proposed Budgets

The State Legislature and Governor have to pass a state budget by June 30th or the Governor will begin to allocate funds monthly to keep state government and state funded services going. In the event that no budget is passed by July 1st it is unclear how much funds will be allocated to a wide […]

SUPPORT SB 586: An Act Expanding Mandated Health Benefits For Women, Children and Adolescents

We urge legislators to do what they can to mitigate the harm that is expected to result from continued threats of Congressional action or Administrative rollbacks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) through regulatory changes, in coming months. Despite the failure of the American Health Care Act to repeal the ACA completely, coverage could be […]

ADOPTEES ACCESS TO BIRTH CERTIFICATES

Support Senate Bill 977: An Act Concerning Access To Original Birth Records By Adult Adopted Persons Adopted adults whose adoptions were finalized on or after October 1, 1983 have the ability to attain an uncertified copy of their birth certificate. However, those adopted before this date do not yet have this right of access. Senate […]

We cannot balance the state budget solely with funding cuts. New revenues are needed to avoid devastating cuts to human services, education and health care.

Dear NASW Member, The state of Connecticut and the Connecticut General Assembly cannot afford another year of major cuts to state spending and neglect new revenue sources. A majority of these spending cuts disproportionally affect low-income workers, residents, and children in the state. Connecticut’s fiscal crisis can be partially attributed to three limitations to state […]

Take action to support Paid Family and Medical Leave

Take action to support Paid Family and Medical Leave. Ask you state legislators to support the paid leave bill.   NASW/CT ACTION ALERT CONTACT YOUR STATE SENATOR & REPRESENTATIVE PROPOSED SENATE BILL 1: AN ACT CREATING A PAID FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE SYSTEM IN THE STATE The NASW-CT urges you to contact your legislator and […]

Protect Medicaid Funding from Cuts

PROTECT MEDICAID FUNDING FROM CUTS The Governor’s budget proposes to cut HUSKY A Parents eligibility from the current 155% of the federal poverty level to 138%. This will eliminate at least 9,500 parents from HUSKY health care coverage. Here is why we oppose this reduction: HUSKY A Parents are low income households. They cannot afford […]

PROPOSED SENATE BILL 1: AN ACT CREATING A PAID FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE SYSTEM IN THE STATE

NASW/CT ACTION ALERT CONTACT YOUR STATE SENATOR & REPRESENTATIVE PROPOSED SENATE BILL 1: AN ACT CREATING A PAID FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE SYSTEM IN THE STATE The NASW-CT urges you to contact your legislator and encourage them to support Senate Bill 1. This piece of legislation is crucial to supporting working families in Connecticut and […]