Advocates Push Back Against Medicaid Cuts – Hartford Courant

Chanting “let us live,’’ about three dozen activists came to the state Capitol Wednesday to protest proposed cuts in Medicaid coverage.

They gathered outside the Democratic caucus room, where legislative leaders were negotiating a budget agreement.

Elaine Kolb, a West Haven resident who is 68 and has been living with a spinal cord injury since she was stabbed in the back 40 years ago, said all of the budget proposals currently floating around the Capitol include Medicaid cuts.

Kolb says she has a message for lawmakers: “Don’t kill people while balancing your budget. It’s not just dollars. It’s whether somebody can call an ambulance, it’s whether somebody can get the medication that keeps them alive.”

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