Healthcare Enrollment Deadline Approaching

Connecticut residents have ten days to sign up for healthcare plans on Access Health Connecticut.

Penalties are far more stiff than they were last year for not enrolling under the federal healthcare law.

For each adult without insurance in a household, the fine is $675 and for each child the fine is $347.

Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman who has led the state’s work on Obamacare, says families will have peace of mind knowing that if they get hurt or have to go the hospital that their medical bills won’t balloon.

"A happy family is an insured family,” she said.

The uninsured rate in Connecticut has gone down from 8 percent to 3.8 percent in recent years which is one of the steepest drops in the country.

More than 108,000 people have been enrolled in private health plans since open enrollment began in November and more than 238,000 have been signed up to receive Medicaid, the state and federal healthcare plan.

Access Health CEO Jim Wadleigh says the benefits of signing up for coverage far outweigh not having any plan.

"That piece of mind they have for them and for their families in case something crazy happens,” Wadleigh said.

"We're talking about snow this weekend. What happens if you're out shoveling your driveway and you trip and fall and hurt something and have to go in. You have that piece of mind with health insurance and that's what it does."

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