Coalition Fights Against Health Care Discrimination For Disabled, Older Adults

Rick Famiglietti, Program Manager/Consumer Services Advocate at the Center for Disability Rights. Photo credit: Christine Stuart, CTNewsJunkie

Rep. Jillian Gilchrest, D-West Hartford, said there’s still a month left and they are pushing for the funding to be included in the budget.

By Hugh McQuaid, CTNewsJunkie.com 

The Appropriations Committee had until Friday to raise the asset limit for low-income and disabled adults, but it didn’t. However, advocates are not giving up the fight.

Advocates for low-income individuals with disabilities and older adults gathered outside the state Capitol Thursday to call attention to the matter. They said it amounts to discrimination because the Medicaid program includes funding for groups with higher income limits, but failed to address the health care needs of vulnerable populations.

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