AccessHealthCT boss heads to Washington

Access Health CEO Kevin Counihan, July 2014.
Access Health CEO Kevin Counihan, July 2014.

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — The CEO of Access Health CT has officially accepted a position as Marketplace CEO in Washington, D.C.

Kevin Counihan will be responsible for leading the marketplace along with managing relationships with different state marketplaces.

In addition Counihan will be in charge of running a division that regulates health insurance at the federal level.

“Kevin’s appointment is a ringing endorsement of the success we’ve had implementing the Affordable Care Act in Connecticut,” Gov. Dannel Malloy said in a statement. “Since we launched Access Health CT, we’ve cut Connecticut’s uninsured rate in half in this state and nearly 140,000 previously uninsured people now have coverage. We’re very proud of Kevin and sad to see him go, but know that the team in place will continue working hard to provide quality, affordable health care coverage to even more Connecticut residents.”

Counihan will be stepping down from Access Health CT effective Sept. 5.

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