Despite Washington, Connecticut health exchange soldiers on

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — It’s still business as usual for Connecticut’s health insurance marketplace.

Access Health CT is gearing up for open enrollment, which begins Nov. 1, despite failed congressional efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act and President Donald Trump’s recent proposal to stop federal payments to insurers.

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Access Health CT officials are making it clear they’re open for business as part of a stepped-up public outreach campaign. They’re stressing the importance of keeping or obtaining health insurance and making people aware financial assistance is still available.

They’re also underscoring that rates offered for 2018 plans will not be affected by Trump’s attempt to shut off the payments which help subsidize copays and deductibles.

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The exchange’s marketing director says people are confused with the mixed messages more than ever.

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