How CT can save $1 billion

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Per person costs in CT’s Medicaid program fell, actually went down, by 5.9% last year. If the rest of CT’s state budget could match that performance, we would have a $1 billion surplus. Following is my list for how we could spend it (this was fun).
·      Reverse the HUSKY parents cut
·      Reverse the Medicaid provider cuts
·      Restore funding for Health Neighborhoods for people eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid

Then with the remainder:

    ·      Forgive student loan debt, lower higher education tuition
·            Public transportation – so we can eliminate traffic jams from our state
·             Free state park admission
·            Support for affordable, nutritious food, safe places to exercise, and smoking cessation for anyone who wants it
·            Tax breaks

·            Ice cream for everyone