HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut is among the states that are furthest along in preparing to enroll patients this fall in the new health insurance marketplace known as an exchange.
But the state has discovered that being first comes with some challenges.
The staff at the quasi-public exchange, called Access Health CT, has had to build both an agency and an online marketplace from the ground up. They have to rely on directives and guidance from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that can change or that need to be clarified.
Kevin Counihan, the exchange's CEO, told HHS last month that Connecticut's exchange would have to stop implementing any new federal regulations as of March 1, in order to focus on getting ready for user testing planned for June 4.
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SherriJane | March 11 2013 6:30am
Binky you are constantly slamming republicans as though they were from another country. I do hope Obamacare iis defunded - I would like to see Obama Impeached frankly. Stick to the subject and stop acting so bias - people like you are responsible for discrimination too.
GovernorPierce | March 10 2013 8:06pm
The more the corporations and their conservative puppets tighten their death grip on the people of the USA, the more supporters, voters and elections they lose. Unfortunately, corporations are now in near-complete control of both political parties. Even a health exchange integrates more corporate control and thus higher prices and less competition. Sure, there will be "oversight boards" made up of citizens, but like most other US corporate regulatory bodies, the corporations will be sure to stack these boards with their supporters. Obama put forth a conservative healthcare plan, one that was actually earlier suggested by a conservative group, and the only difference between Obamacare and Romneycare would be the rate at which corporations will choke off any real-world benefit to clients. Romneycare would have done it faster, but the corporations will still get what they want with Obamacare. Welcome to the end of life era of the natural evolution of Capitalism.
binky6567 | March 10 2013 1:05pm
Obama care is here to stay so lets make it work. The republicans are about to pass a budget that will "DEFUND" the healthcare mandate. As always, the republicans are looking backwards and trying to relitigate lost battles. The health exchange is the way to go and CT is leading the way. This is just one more example of how out of touch the other party really is.
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