Connecticut is ranked sixth in the 2012 edition of America's Health Rankings® from the United Health Foundation.
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State snapshot too large? Get county-by-county health rankings for Connecticut, from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Population Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin.
Connecticut Health Reinsurance Association
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IMPORTANT UPDATE: Starting in 2010, Connecticut started offering health care insurance coverage to residents through the federally established temporary high-risk pool program. To find out more about Connecticut's participation, click here.
Risk pools are state-sponsored programs to help people with a history of medical problems in their family to purchase coverage. These pools are for people who can afford to buy health insurance, but are not able to get underwritten in the private market because of a pre-existing health condition. These programs can vary significantly from state to state in price, benefits and number of people served. Often insurance companies doing business in the state are required to contribute to the pool to keep it in the black. In the best cases, they allow people to be able to switch jobs or become self-employed without the fear of losing their health insurance coverage. Read more about risk pools here.
Office of Health Reform & Innovation — How the state will implement the provisions of the Affordable Care Act.
Connecticut Medicaid — The government program designed to help poor and indigent get health care. Pregnant women and children ages 18 and under who meet income requirements may be eligible for coverage, along with the aged, blind, and disabled. For more information about eligibility, contact your local Department of Social Services office. Read the rest of this entry [...]
Connecticut HUSKY Plan — The state Children’s Health Insurance Program provides health insurance for children 18 and under whose family meets income guidelines. Parents, relatives, caregivers and pregnant women can also qualify for coverage.
Connecticut Insurance Department — Official government Web site for department responsible for oversight of insurance companies doing business in Connecticut. Make a consumer complaint against health insurance companies in Connecticut. The state government publishes this list of Connecticut consumer health insurance links. Connecticut has this information on insurance issues for military personnel.
Connecticut CHOICES Program — Connecticut CHOICES Program provides free counseling for Medicare beneficiaries with questions.
Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut — An independent, nonprofit, grant-making organization dedicated to achieving a quality health care system that is affordable and available for everyone in the state.
Connecticut Coalition for Universal Health Care — The Connecticut Coalition for Universal Health Care was formed in January, 1999 and represents citizen, labor, political, business, and health care professional organizations.
State-specfic information on the Physicans National Health Program in Connecticut.
The Affordable Care Act: Immediate Benefits for Connecticut -- How the Affordable Health Care act will improve the lives of people living in Connecticut.
Why health care reform is important to Connecticut -- This 2009 document by the AARP provides a compelling case f for health reform in Connecticut.
The Benefits of Health Reform In Connecticut -- The Democratic Policy Committee of the United States Senate looks at benefits of health reform for the citizens of Connecticut.
Connecticut mental health resource guide, offered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the U.S. Government.
The National Coalition on Health Care's information for Connecticut -- America's oldest, most diverse, and broadest based group working to achieve comprehensive health system reform.
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The Connecticut Mirror — Connecticut awarded a contract to manage the call center for Access Health CT to Maximus, Inc. Maximus has extensive experience working with federal, state and local government programs — including two disputed past contracts in the state.
02/19/2013 7:02 PM
Associated Press — Connecticut has selected Access Health CT as the brand name for its online exchange.
12/10/2012 7:12 PM
Hartford Business.com — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services approved exchange plans from Colorado, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, Oregon and Washington.
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