CTHCF Applauds Covered Connecticut Expansion That Builds On Current Health Care System

Policymakers And Plans Working Together To Strengthen Access To Affordable Care, Make No-Cost Health Insurance Program Available To More Consumers

For Immediate Release
July 6, 2022
Contact: Brett Broesder
Phone: (203) 781-6764
Email: [email protected]

Hartford, Conn. – Connecticut’s Health Care Future (CTHCF) issued the following statement Wednesday reacting to an announcement that the Covered Connecticut program will be expanded to include additional consumers who meet eligibility requirements — and that the program will include additional benefits for enrollees.

“Connecticut’s Health Care Future applauds the expansion of the Covered Connecticut program as the latest demonstration of how policymakers and private health plans can work together to build on what is working in health care to increase access to affordable, high-quality health coverage and care. A program that previously provided health insurance to approximately 800 parents and caretakers will soon be available to nearly 40,000 Connecticut consumers who can benefit from access to high-quality health coverage at no charge.”

“The Covered Connecticut announcement builds on recent progress, including record high enrollment in the exchange, Access Health CT. Policymakers can continue to build on the positive momentum by focusing on solutions that strengthen Connecticut’s current health care system and support greater participation in existing programs — while rejecting unaffordable proposals to start over by creating a state government-controlled public option.”

Connecticut’s Health Care Future is a coalition of health insurers, hospitals and businesses who believe all Connecticut residents deserve access to affordable, high-quality health coverage and care. We’re committed to building on and improving what’s working where private coverage, Medicare and Medicaid work together to expand access to coverage and care. Learn more about Connecticut’s Health Care Future HERE.