A plan to modify Medicaid in Connecticut - and possibly eliminate coverage 13,000 poor people - was put on hold by Connecticut politicians.
The Associated Press reports that the committee leaders plan to talk more with the Department of Social Services about the program.
The impetus for the proposed changes to the health program is cost. According to the CT Mirror, caseload has increased from 47,000 to 78,000 and the cost is up to $622 million. More federal aid will kick in 2014, but Malloy’s administration says changes are needed in the meantime.
The proposed changes, according to the CT Mirror, would include setting an asset limit of $10,000 and factoring in a parent’s assets for people between 19-26 years old living at home as a dependent.
Medicaid is a federal health program intended for poor and disabled people. It’s jointly funded with money from states.