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CTNJ: How the federal healthcare debate is shaking out in Connecticut

HARTFORD, Conn. – There’s nearly $2 billion in federal funds at stake if the Republican Congress and President Donald Trump move forward with some of the health care changes they’re contemplating as replacements for Obamacare.

There are more than 765,000 Connecticut residents receiving Medicaid and more than 111,524 residents who have purchased insurance from one of two private health insurance companies on the exchange. At least 60 percent of those exchange customers receive federal subsidies to lower their monthly premiums.

“Our concern is about all of it,” Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, who co-chairs the Access Health CT board of directors, said last week.

She said block granting Medicaid, and eliminating the federal dollars for experimenting with payment methods and care delivery structures would cost Connecticut billions.

Read the full story at CT News Junkie.

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