Segarra Wants More Medicaid Money

A budget tidbit from Hartford.

Mayor Pedro Segarra said earlier this week that he’s hoping to get an additional $1 million from Medicaid in the next fiscal year.

We asked for more details. Raul Pino, the city’s acting health director, says the federal Affordable Care Act provides for new funding for municipalities – reimbursements for things like services provided at clinics for sexually transmitted diseases and infectious diseases. Those are services the city now provides, but services for which it can’t bill Medicaid.

And now you know.

This blog post is part of partnership with WNPR, NPR, and Kaiser Health News.

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One response to “Segarra Wants More Medicaid Money

  1. peter brush

    services provided at clinics for sexually transmitted diseases and infectious diseases
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    Even if the City weren’t short on money I’d be opposed to its performing these services. But, in fact the City is way short on dough, and increasing taxes does nothing to attract civil people and business. I believe the chances of Obamacare surviving the end of 2013 are not good. Let’s just cut the services.

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