Connecticut: 106,000 QHP selections thru 12/20 (2 days to go)
2019 OPEN ENROLLMENT ENDS (most states)
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This may be a little anticlimactic, but AccessHealthCT has added another 7,600 enrollees in the past 5 days and still has two days to go...
Open enrollment on the state’s health care exchange, Access Health Connecticut, ends Friday at midnight.
Connecticut residents had one week longer to sign up for an insurance plan than customers of the federal site, healthcare.gov.
As of Thursday morning, some 106,000 people had signed up for health care plans through Access Health CT.
Exchange CEO Jim Wadleigh called this the most challenging open enrollment period in the five years it’s been up and running, citing uncertainty over the future of the health care law, mixed messages from the Trump administration, and the shortest enrollment period ever, at just seven weeks.
...[CT Lt. Gov.] Wyman said she’d be in favor of the state reimposing its own health care mandate in order to stabilize markets here. The Congressional Budget Office has estimated that nationwide, the elimination of the individual mandate may lead to 13 million people losing coverage.
Exchange officials are anticipating a last-minute rush to sign up. But they're urging residents to keep trying even if lines are busy. Everyone who contacts the office and leaves a message before midnight on Friday will be able to sign up.