CT insurance exchange switch flips on — lots of interest, some glitches

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Yesterday’s opening of CT’s insurance exchange, Access Health CT,went about as well as expected. Despite the administration and exchange staff’s repeated lowering of expectations, there was a lot of interest – 123,000 visits to the website by 28,000 unique visitors by 4pm. 167 people got signed up for coverage, including 84 into the Medicaid expansion set to begin January 1st. (Click here for the HUSKY is growingMedicaid outreach toolkit.) The site was down for over an hour and users reported difficulty creating accounts, but patience was rewarded.