According to research findings released Wednesday by Connecticut’s health insurance exchange, the number of people without health insurance has decreased 50 percent since 2012. The state-run online health insurance marketplace created under the ACA called Access Health CT has enrolled more than 256,000 state residents in private health plans and Medicaid since its launch. The percentage of state residents without health coverage dropped from 7.9 percent to 4 percent since the start of the open enrollment period. The Access Health CT data is consistent with a Gallup poll which found that states that set up their own health insurance marketplace and also chose to expand Medicaid had the most significant reductions in the uninsured population.
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