Hearing Planned on Conn. Medicaid Rules Changes

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Two legislative committees will discuss whether to push ahead with plans to tighten eligibility rules for Connecticut’s two-year-old Medicaid health insurance program for needy adults.

The Appropriations and Human Services Committee have scheduled a public hearing Tuesday to learn more about the state’s application for federal approval to change the eligibility rules. It is meeting afterward and could vote on whether to give Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration the go-ahead to file the application.

The Department of Social Services is proposing several changes, including an asset test for current and new applicants. DSS also wants to count parental income and assets for applicants under 26 years old who live with their parents or are claimed as a dependent.

State officials say enrollment in the program has grown beyond expectations.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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