Monday is the deadline to register for Connecticut’s health care exchange – the state’s insurance program that’s part of the Affordable Care Act. WSHU’s Craig LeMoult spoke with Kevin Counihan, the CEO of the exchange, which is called Access Health Connecticut. Counihan says enrollment has been heavy.
Gildred Ortiz, center and Julio Colon, right, receive help from outreach worker for Access Health CT, Cristela Solorio Ruiz during a grand opening for Connecticut's health insurance exchange's first insurance store, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, in New Britain, Conn. The site, where people can visit to sign up for health coverage, is the first in the nation.
More than 96 percent of people who voluntarily filled out a survey after signing up for Connecticut’s health care exchange said they were satisfied with the experience. Kevin Counihan is the CEO of Access Health CT. He said Wednesday that 82 percent of respondents answered they were either extremely likely or very likely to recommend the Connecticut exchange to others.
Connecticut and New York residents can start to enroll for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act on Oct 1. They’re two of 14 states plus the District of Columbia managing their own healthcare exchange, or marketplace.