Kevin Counihan, CEO of Connecticut’s health insurance exchange, Access Health, is resigning to lead the once-troubled federal exchange, HealthCare.gov. Since 2012, Counihan has led Connecticut’s exchange which sells private insurance plans and enrolls people in Medicaid. The board overseeing the Connecticut exchange will appoint an interim CEO in the meantime and conduct a national search for Counihan’s replacement. Access Health has been one of the nation’s better-performing exchanges. In recent months, Access Health has been marketing its system to other exchanges as an alternative to building their own marketplaces from scratch. Currently, thirty-four states use the federal government to full or partially run their exchanges.
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