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Governor Malloy Appoints New DSS Commissioner: Roderick L. Bremby to Take the Helm
(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced the appointment of Roderick L. Bremby as the new Commissioner of the Department of Social Services (DSS).
Governor Malloy Hails Major Federal Grant for Technology in Health Care Reform
$35.6 Million Awarded to New England States for Developing Online Health Insurance Exchanges for Consumers, Businesses The administration of Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman today announced that Connecticut residents and businesses will benefit from a $35.6 million federal grant aimed at helping New England states develop a state-of-the-art, online gateway to health insurance options.
Malloy/Wyman Streamline Administration of Health Care Services for Nearly 600,000 Residents
The administration of Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman today announced plans for sweeping, cost-saving changes in the organization of state health care programs for nearly 600,000 residents. The administration also approved a major expansion of the ‘Money Follows the Person’ (MFP) program for seniors and adults with disabilities leaving nursing home care for community living.
Governor Malloy: Real Cold Still to Come; Urges Anyone Needing Shelter to Call 2-1-1
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today continued to encourage anyone who needs shelter from the extraordinary winter cold now covering the state to call 2-1-1
Governor Malloy Moves to Protect State's Most Vulnerable from Frigid Temperatures Coming Our Way
With bitter winter cold expected to arrive in the wake of a Friday snowstorm, Governor Dannel P. Malloy tonight directed the Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS) and the Department of Social Services (DSS) to coordinate with 2-1-1 and Connecticut’s network of shelters to ensure that the state’s most vulnerable people are protected.
Governor Rell Praises State's Health Insurance Counseling Service for Elders
Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced that Connecticut’s ‘CHOICES’ health insurance counseling program for seniors has been recognized by the federal government as one of the top three services of its kind in the nation.
Governor Rell: State Enforcement Collects Nearly $310 Million in Child Support
Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced that state and judicial agencies collected nearly $310 million in court-ordered child support last fiscal year, most of which went to assist children in middle-class, working families.
Governor Rell: State Accepting Applications for New Health Plan
Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced that applications are now available for a new federally funded health care plan specifically designed for individuals with pre-existing conditions that prevented them from getting health care insurance in the past.
Governor Rell: Connecticut Seeking New Federal Health Care Dollars
Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced that her administration is taking swift action aimed at saving Connecticut taxpayers at least $53 million under the national health care reform legislation. “We are moving aggressively to take advantage of the new legislation on behalf of both state taxpayers and vulnerable residents in need of health coverage,” Governor Rell said.
Governor Rell and Rep. Schofield Remind Medicare Recipients That Help is Available to Pay Premiums and Copays
Governor M. Jodi Rell and Rep. Linda Schofield today announced that many seniors and individuals with disabilities who rely on Medicare can save nearly $100 in monthly premiums and other costs by enrolling in the state’s expanded Medicare Savings programs.
Attorney General, DSS Announce $1.115 Million Recovery From RG Pharmacy For Billing Fraud
Attorney General Richard Blumenthal and Department of Social Services (DSS) Commissioner Michael P. Starkowski today announced a $1.115 million settlement with the bankruptcy estate of RG Pharmacy, Inc. and its former owner, Roy D. Katz, for illegally billing the state’s Medicaid program.
Governor Rell: Food Stamp Recipients Can Get Extra Help if Food Spoiled from Fairfield County Power Outage
Governor M. Jodi Rell announced today that Fairfield County residents who receive Food Stamps can get replacement benefits if their food has spoiled in this month’s storm-related power outage.
Governor Rell: State Agencies Issue ‘Shelter Alert’ To Shelters, Local Emergency Officials & Others
Governor M. Jodi Rell today directed Commissioner Michael Starkowski of the Department of Social Services (DSS) and Commissioner Peter Boynton of the Department of Emergency Management Homeland Security (DEMHS) to issue a statewide “Weekend Shelter Alert” as a statewide effort to local shelters, police departments, fire departments and other organizations in anticipation of the bitterly cold temperatures forecasted for this weekend.
More Residents Turning to State for Help, Pushing Up DSS Caseloads by 18%
Connecticut residents are increasingly turning to state government for help in meeting the basic needs of food, medical care and financial support, as the economic downturn continues to fuel higher enrollment in a wide range of programs run by the Department of Social Services.
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