The Affordable Health Care Act will change health care coverage for millions of Americans when it takes effect in next year, and Connecticut has established an agency to help navigate that change.
The Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange is a quasi-public agency which is funded through federal grants. According to its website, the mission of the Exchange is "to increase the number of insured residents in our state, promote health, lower costs and eliminate health disparities."
The Exchange is hosting a series of town hall-style chats for people interested in learning more about the coming Affordable Health Care Act changes.
More than 200 people attended the first session in Hartford Tuesday, but there are several more through the middle of December.
The remaining chat sessions:
Waterbury - Thursday, Nov. 29: Waterbury City Hall, 235 Grand Street, Veterans Memorial Hall, Room 225
New London - Tuesday, Dec. 4; Mitchell College, 437 Pequot Avenue, Clarke Center Auditorium
New Haven - Thursday, Dec. 6: Hill Regional Career High School, 140 Legion Avenue
New Britain - Tuesday, Dec. 11: Central Connecticut State University, 1615 Stanley Street, Memorial Hall, Constitution Room
Stamford - Thursday, Dec. 13: University of Connecticut Stamford, 1 University Place, Gen Re Auditorium
Bridgeport - Tuesday, Dec. 18; Bridgeport Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Center, 1070 Main Street, Harbor Ballroom.
For more information on the Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange, click here.