Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Rep. Sampson - Funding for the Medicare Savings Program Restored!

On Monday, January 8, the General Assembly convened for special session to address a pressing matter regarding the state budget: the Medicare Savings Program.

For those who read my latest column, I stressed the importance of this program and the assistance it provides to our seniors and disabled residents. You will also know that I voted AGAINST the compromise budget in October, which would have resulted in many individuals becoming ineligible for MSP.

I am happy to say that the legislature restored funding for this crucial program without raising taxes or creating new ones, and instead kept this program available by making sensible cuts to an oversized, inefficient state government.

Yes, I would have preferred to have seen even more cuts to unnecessary things like the XL Center, but I am pleased that we could get this done on behalf of our seniors and all those who rely on these funds.

Surely, we will need to make more corrections to the budget as the year unfolds, but this is a good start - doing right by our constituents and prioritizing our spending as a state.

As always, please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions or concerns relating to state government at or at (800) 842-1423.

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