116,019 Residents Enrolled in Health Care Coverage through Access Health CT

NEW BRITAIN, CT – Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) released the following statement regarding this afternoon’s announcement that 116,019 Connecticut residents enrolled in health insurance through Access Health CT:

“Connecticut continues to be a national leader in expanding access to health care for all,” Rep. Esty said. “In 2016, Access Health CT enrolled 116,019 Connecticut residents in quality, affordable health coverage. More Connecticut residents are covered than ever before. I applaud the work Access Health CT has done to ensure that all Connecticut families have access to quality health insurance.”

Last week, Rep. Esty, Rep. Joe Courtney (CT-2), Rep. John Larson (CT-1), Rep. Rosa DeLauro (CT-3), and Rep. Jim Himes (CT-4) met with Jim Wadleigh, CEO of Access Health CT, to discuss ways to expand health coverage and make it even more accessible and affordable for people in Connecticut. Enrollment through Access Health CT for Connecticut residents was open from November 1, 2015 through January 31, 2016. Of the 2016 enrollees, 20,000 were new to the exchange.