Covered Connecticut – Origins, Goals, Opportunities, and Concerns

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Covered Connecticut is a new program to cover uninsured state residents with no-cost health insurance coverage through Access Health CT, Connecticut’s health insurance exchange. The program leverages federal subsidies, some of which are temporary, and an anticipated Medicaid waiver to offer state residents combined with state funds. Some services, missing from exchange plans, will be provided by Medicaid. Stakeholders from states with similar existing programs offered advice from their experience. Connecticut stakeholders have been generally positive about the program but have raised several concerns that must be addressed to ensure the program is successful. Read more