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Connecticut Looks To Use Medicaid Funds To Address Gun Crime

Connecticut is planning to dedicate Medicaid funds to help address the problem of gun violence. Under new legislation, financially challenged community-based violence prevention services will eventually be able to receive state and federal Medicaid funds for their services. These programs typically involve intervention at the hospital after someone has been shot and intensive case management in the months following the injury to try and break the cycle of violence. Connecticut's new law requires the state Department of Social Services commissioner by July 1, 2022, to amend Connecticut's Medicaid plan so it will cover the cost of the services.

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