We need your help to make sure 18,000 Connecticut seniors do not lose their eligibility for the Medicare Savings Program. Take action today!
Connecticut legislators are considering a proposal from Governor Lamont that would require an asset test to qualify for the Medicare Savings Program. This means anyone who has more than $7,560 in a checking or savings account, stocks, or bonds ($11,340 for couples) would not be eligible for this important program, which helps seniors and people with disabilities pay for their expenses related to Medicare.
Legislators have tried to limit eligibility for the Medicare Savings Program before. Last year, when changes to income limits for the Medicare Savings Program were set to go into effect, Connecticut's seniors made calls, sent letters, and made their voices heard. Together, we were able to save these benefits last year, and we can do it again this year.
Please take a moment to ACT NOW and let legislators know that you OPPOSE an asset test for the Medicare Savings Program.
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Dear [Decision Maker],
180,000 Connecticut residents rely on the Medicare Savings Program to provide assistance with their Medicare expenses and to receive "Extra Help," a federal program that helps people pay for prescription medication. The Governor's proposed budget would result in an estimated 18,000 individuals losing their eligibility for this important program. I am asking you to stand up for Connecticut's seniors and OPPOSE an asset test for the Medicare Savings Program.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP][Your Email]