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Senate Budget Update

The Senate rejected both of Senator Chandler's amendments that dealt with the adult dental program as part of a bundled amendment. This leaves the Senate budget favoring a restoration of dentures effective April 2015 at the latest. The House freezes the dental program where it is, without denture restitution.  Conference Committee members will have to work out the differences.
In the same Senate  bundled amendment procedure, an amendment, filed by Senator Eldridge, dealing with assuring the maintenance of protections for the affordability structure  for the lowest income members of the ConnectorCare program  was rejected.  The House included some helpful language in its final budget, making this a subject of the upcoming conference committee.
More details to follow.