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WASHINGTON, DC – According to new data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), 11,195 eastern Connecticut Medicare beneficiaries saved $10,849,307 on prescription drugs because of the Affordable Care Act in 2012. The number already dwarfs the $5,001,408 eastern Connecticut seniors saved in 2011, and it will continue to grow each year until the Part D donut hole is completely phased out in 2020.
WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressmen Joe Courtney (D-CT), Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), and 88 House Democrats urged President Obama to reject House Republican efforts to raise the Medicare eligibility age during ongoing debt negotiations.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney today announced that, since the beginning of 2011, his office has helped return $2,663,528 to eastern Connecticut citizens who were owed Social Security checks, veterans’ benefits, tax refunds and other payments from the federal government. Since Courtney’s arrival in Congress in 2007, his casework staff has helped thousands of constituents cut through bureaucratic red tape and work with government agencies.
Washington, D.C. — Today 102 members of the House of Representatives, led by Reps. Joe Courtney (D-CT), Keith Ellison (D-MN), Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ), Joe Crowley (D-NY), and John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI), sent a letter to Speaker Boehner urging him to take cuts to Social Security off the table in the current budget negotiations.
WASHINGTON, DC – The Social Security Administration today announced a 1.7-percent cost of living adjustment (COLA) for Social Security beneficiaries in 2013. The COLA will begin with benefits that nearly 55 million Social Security beneficiaries receive in January 2013. Increased payments to more than 8 million SSI beneficiaries will begin on December 30, 2012.
WASHINGTON, DC – According to new data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), in the first six months of 2012, eastern Connecticut seniors saved $3,005,849 on prescription drugs because of the Affordable Care Act. The number of beneficiaries receiving assistance as well as the total amount of assistance will continue to grow throughout the year as more eastern Connecticut seniors hit the donut hole.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Joe Courtney today released the following statement after the United States Supreme Court voted to uphold the Affordable Care Act:
“Today’s ruling is a landmark moment in the fight for stable, secure health coverage for all Americans. Congress debated, the Supreme Court decided, and now the implementation of the Affordable Care Act can move forward.
Washington, DC—The Connecticut Congressional delegation voiced its support today for a $75 million federal loan the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded to HealthyCT. The loan enables HealthyCT to launch a new non-profit, consumer-driven health insurance company, known as a Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan, or CO-OP. Because HealthyCT is a non-profit, any profit will be invested back into the plan, keeping premiums affordable and ensuring access to quality, affordable health care for people across Connecticut.