Appropriations Committee restores most of the Governor’s proposed health care cuts

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Today the Appropriations Committee released their budget, restoring most of the deep Medicaid cuts the Governor proposed in February. The committee rejected the Governor’s proposal to cut 34,000 working parents and pregnant women from HUSKY coverage. The committee also restored funding, accounting for inevitable delays, for the innovative health neighborhoods pilots to coordinate care for fragile state residents eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid. The committee also restored much of the Governor’s proposed cuts to Medicaid provider rates. The committee also cut in half spending to implement SIM’s controversial plan for Medicaid.