UNDER THE RADAR

Conn. Lawmakers Restore Medicaid Program For Seniors, Disabled

The special session vote adds back $54 million for a program that uses Medicaid funding to help low-income residents pay their Medicare premiums and other expenses. However, the governor is threatening to veto the bill. Also, Iowa’s governor says savings from the Medicaid managed care program there are still substantial, even though they don’t come close to what was promised, and South Dakota’s program was able to shift some costs to the federal government.