Congressman John B. Larson released the following statement today on the official opening of the State of Connecticut health insurance exchange marketplace, Access Health CT. The state-based exchange was created in order to provide greater access to healthcare coverage as part of the Affordable Care Act.
"Today marks another milestone in our nation's work to bring health coverage to those who otherwise could not access it. With the opening of Access Health CT, residents of Connecticut's First who have been unable to get the care they need can begin the enrollment process towards affordable coverage.
"In Connecticut, we're already seeing the benefits of the ACA for seniors, women, youth and others. Whether it's the reassurance that comes from being able to stay on your parents' insurance until age 26, prescription drug savings for our seniors, new safeguards in place for those with preexisting conditions or improved access to preventative services, the ACA is helping Americans and their families each day.
"As we continue our efforts to provide greater access while lowering the overall costs of healthcare, I encourage anyone who is uninsured or underinsured to take advantage of the resources made available through Access Health CT and the ACA."
For more information on Access Health CT, visit their website at www.accesshealthct.com. Users can use the site to determine eligibility for coverage under in the new insurance marketplace, calculate the costs of care and compare various rates and coverage options for individuals and families.