The Affordable Care Act (ACA) offers an unprecedented opportunity for Connecticut to increase the number of people covered by health insurance. An important measure of the ACA’s success in Connecticut is its ability to enroll underserved populations through Access Health CT (AHCT) — the state’s new health insurance marketplace — into private insurance plans or Medicaid.
This evaluation focuses on the consumer experience of the AHCT enrollment effort between December 2013 and March 2014, with emphasis on the experiences of underserved urban populations, as well of the navigators and in-person assisters who helped them. The goal was to identify factors that facilitated or impeded enrollment and outreach during the first open enrollment period in order to provide recommendations to enhance future targeted outreach and enrollment efforts.
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To serve as a catalyst that engages residents and communities in shaping a health system that provides universal access to quality health care and promotes health in Connecticut. We believe that health care is a fundamental right and that our work is part of a broader movement for social and economic justice.
Developing broad-based partnerships of consumers, stakeholders and leaders from the private, public and philanthropic sectors has come to define our work. In 2009, we celebrated passage of SustiNet, landmark legislation shaped by the Foundation and our partners from the health care, consumer-advocacy, faith and labor communities. Building block legislation passed in 2011 shaped, among other things, the direction of the new state health insurance exchange under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Thanks to strong collaboration, we’re building a better future for all Connecticut residents.
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We are committed to achieving transformative change in health care. We envision a sustainable system of delivery and finance that makes quality and affordable health care accessible to all Connecticut residents -- and helps improve health.