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Kevin Lembo, CT’s Health Care Advocate, plans to sue the state to stop the planned December 1st mandatory transition of over 200,000 HUSKY consumers into managed care plans that do not have adequate provider networks. Lembo and a growing group of advocates and officials have been concerned that the planned transition will lead to many consumers unable to access necessary services and worries about the impact on HUSKY families’ health. DSS has been under pressure at Medicaid Managed Care Council meetings for months to delay the transition and reportedly CMS has also urged DSS to reconsider. DSS has asked CMS for an additional four months for the transition if needed.
Ellen Andrews