Congressman Jim Himes announced today that 3,087 Connecticut families have purchased a new affordable health insurance plan through Connecticut's health care exchange, Access Health CT, since the exchange opened on October 1. This intake rate is ten times higher than was experienced in Massachusetts after health care reform passed in that state in 2006.
"This is great news. As families continue learning more about health care reform and logging into the new marketplace, they're finding an affordable plan that works for them -- and they're saving money while they're doing it," said Himes. "I am excited by these numbers and look forward to seeing more families who had been unable to afford health insurance until now getting covered."
Connecticut's marketplace can be found at www.accesshealthct.com. For more information on how health care reform is expanding access to care and helping families get covered, visit http://himes.house.gov/health-care-reform-and-you.