Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy says the states that refuse to expand Medicaid under Obamacare could see hospitals close. Malloy spoke on Tuesday at a liberal think tank in Washington D.C. Twenty six states hadn't expanded Medicaid as of the end of March.
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.
The chief marketing officer for Connecticut's health insurance exchange says over 6,600 leads have been generated as of last week due to recent outreach efforts, including informational sessions across the state.
About 50 people took part in one of those informational sessions, which the exchange calls "healthy chats" on Thursday night in New Haven.