Republican senator calls for Access Health meeting

HARTFORD, Conn. – Access Health CT, Connecticut’s health insurance exchange, canceled its meetings in July and August, but in light of several significant issues, a Republican Senator is asking it to reconsider.

Sen. Len Fasano wrote Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman Tuesday and asked her how the Access Health CT board would be informed of several ongoing issues, including the cancellation of several hundred customers from their policies.

Earlier this month, Access Health CT CEO Kevin Counihan said a programming error caused the wrong tax subsidy to be applied to the plans of about 5,748 individuals and about 900 of those were dropped from policies leaving them uninsured.

In his letter to Wyman, Fasano detailed the problems with Connecticut’s health insurance exchange over the past few months. From the programming glitch, which was scheduled to be fixed on July 18, to the security breach involving the backpack left on a Hartford street by a call center worker — Fasano expressed concern about the lack of dialogue.

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One response to “Republican senator calls for Access Health meeting”

  1. EveT

    Seems like a complete cop-out to cancel the July and August meetings with these major problems of (a) data breach and (b) subsidies and therefore policies getting dropped. It makes it looks like vacation is more important than solving these serious problems. We had high hopes for Access Health CT as a public option. Very disappointing.

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