Letter urges state to go farther to protect Connecticut’s health and affordability

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Building on previous letters from legal services, the CT Health Policy Project sent a letter today thanking the state for important protections adopted to protect Connecticut’s health during the pandemic. We also urged the state to adopt new policies and expand some already adopted.

  • Require insurers to automatically continue providing commercial insurance during the crisis regardless of premium payments and permanently forgive premium lapses for people who have lost their jobs and/or lost income
  • Streamline the Medicaid application process.
  • Waive premiums for HUSKY B families.
  • Ensure state residents are aware of Medicaid’s three-month retroactive coverage policy.
  • Reimburse Medicaid providers who care for the uninsured at the Medicaid rate, regardless of Medicaid eligibility or immigration status
  • Further extend the Special Enrollment Period at Access Health CT
  • Direct the Insurance Department to make every effort to keep 2021 premiums affordable with suggestions