HARTFORD, Conn.—Connecticut will soon receive federal funding to extend Medicaid services to low-income, uninsured adults.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced Monday that Connecticut was the first state in the nation to permanently add low-income adults to its Medicaid program under the new federal health care reform law, known as the Affordable Care Act.
Individuals with incomes up to $6,650 per year in Connecticut had been able to receive medical services under a state-funded program, known as State-Administered General Assistance. The new federal law now allows states to receive federal funding to provide the more comprehensive Medicaid coverage to adults with incomes up to $14,400.
State officials estimate 45,000 adults will be eligible for Medicaid under this expansion.