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Conn. Only State With More Enrollment in Private Insurance Than Medicaid

Thursday, Nov 14, 2013  |  Updated 12:14 PM EDT
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Conn. Only State With More Enrollment in Private Insurance Than Medicaid

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The chief information officer for the state's health insurance marketplace says Connecticut is the only state that has so far enrolled more people in private insurance plans than Medicaid since open enrollment began on Oct. 1.

Jim Wadleigh told members of the state's Health Care Cabinet on Tuesday that Access Health CT has signed up about 6,000 people in private plans and about 4,700 in government-funded Medicaid coverage.

Wadleigh said larger enrollments in other states have been driven by expanded eligibility for Medicaid. Connecticut, however, first expanded Medicaid eligibility in 2010.

Enrollment in small business plans has been smaller than Access Health CT expected, with about 300 to 400 employees signed up so far. The marketplace, or exchange, has opened a small business center in Stamford to boost enrollment.
 

For complete coverage of the Affordable Care Act implementation as well as tools, calculators, state-by-state information and a detailed FAQ, visit our ACA section.

 

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