Between 7,000 and 10,000 low-income parents, and many of their children, are likely to become uninsured as a result of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposal — part of the 2016-17 state budget – to eliminate HUSKY A (Medicaid) eligibility from the parents of children enrolled in HUSKY A, and pregnant women, with incomes above 138 percent of the federal poverty level.
Those are among the conclusions of a policy analysis commissioned by the Connecticut Health Foundation (CT Health) and conducted by the University of Massachusetts Medical School Center for Health Law and Economics.
The engine driving these, and other proposed cuts to Connecticut’s health and social safety-nets is the state’s current-year deficit, which stands at $191 million, according to a recent estimate by the nonpartisan Office of Fiscal Analysis, which was reported by CTMirror.org on March 25.
Under the governor’s proposal, affected HUSKY parents with …