Connecticut’s health insurance “exchange,” the centerpiece of the Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare,” opened for business on Oct. 1. The goal? To extend health insurance coverage to nearly 350,000 uninsured Connecticut residents and give them a marketplace in which to “comparison shop” for different policies. Since 2011, our state has been laying the foundation for Connecticut’s own health insurance “exchange,” called Access Health CT.
What is Access Health CT and how can it help me?