Kevin Counihan

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Kevin Counihan on the ACA: ‘Whatever happens, Trump is going to own this’

Kevin Counihan used to run the health insurance exchanges that serve most of the United States. Now he’s a customer. He talked to The Mirror about efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act, why the health law has gotten more popular since Barack Obama left office, how to keep insurance companies from fleeing exchanges, and what can be done to make it easier to buy coverage. Continue Reading →

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CT officials, executives on fact-finding trip to D.C.

WASHINGTON – Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy invited dozens of Connecticut local officials, business executives and heads of non-profit agencies to the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday for a day of accessing the sometimes puzzling ways of Washington. Continue Reading →

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Future of Obamacare enrollment assistance still being determined

Eva Bermudez, an organizer with the union CSEA, helped Maxime Calixte sign up for health insurance last year.

Officials say the in-person assistance program that helped thousands of state residents sign up for health care coverage last fall and winter will be back this fall for the next round of Obamacare enrollment. But it’s not clear where the money for it will come from, and some assisters worry because there’s been no public plan for it so far. Continue Reading →

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Malloy celebrates drop in uninsured, credits Obamacare

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, Access Health CT CEO Kevin Counihan and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman announced data they said showed a drop in the uninsured rate earlier this month.

The percentage of Connecticut residents without health coverage has dropped by half since 2012, prior to implementation of the Affordable Care Act, according to a survey by the state’s health exchange and a Gallup poll that found the state with one of the nation’s 10 largest reductions. Continue Reading →

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Access Health CT finds glitch behind cancellations

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When officials at Connecticut’s health insurance exchange learned about customers having problems with their coverage in May, they thought they were isolated cases. But now the exchange has discovered a programming flaw behind coverage problems affecting thousands of people. Continue Reading →

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Obamacare glitch leading to canceled policies, some say

Republican leaders say constituents have had their policies canceled because of problems with the state’s Obamacare exchange. Their claim isn’t entirely accurate, but people involved in insurance administration say problems are causing some people to lose coverage. Continue Reading →

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