New HUSKY parents numbers show a lot of work needed before July 31st

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No one knows why, but the number of HUSKY parents expected to lose coverage at the end of this month dropped from 17,688 to 13,811. That’s probably good news (depending on whether those four thousand already lost coverage and why), but as of late last week, only 15% had either been able to re-enroll in Medicaid or chosen a plan through AccessHealthCT. This leaves over 11,000 working parents at risk of becoming uninsured as of August 1st. Of the 2,134 parents who were reached, 70% were able to re-enroll in Medicaid (either because family income dropped or through another category). Only 635 were able to afford an AccessHealthCT plan and enrolled. AccessHealthCT intends to continue outreach efforts. Statewide Legal Services of CT has published a very helpful fact sheet for working parents facing the HUSKY cuts, in English and Spanish.