The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 242,739 people, or 8% of Connecticut’s non-elderly residents, are uninsured. Beginning on October 1, 2013, people will be able to shop for health insurance and compare plans through the Health Insurance Marketplace (AccessHealthCT) set up by the State. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires that all individuals be covered by or purchase insurance beginning January 1, 2014. Enrollment starts on October 1, 2013 and ends March 31, 2014. More information.