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Larson, Access Health CT, and CRT Highlight Lower Health Care Costs for Access Health Customers

April 26, 2021
Press Release
Through the American Rescue Plan, it is estimated at least an additional $85 million dollars annually will become available to help make insurance affordable for CT residents for plan years 2021 and 2022

Hartford, CT – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01), James Michel (CEO of Access Health CT), and Lena Rodriguez (President and CEO of Community Renewal Team) announced in Hartford today that Connecticut residents purchasing health insurance through Access Health CT will see lower premiums starting May 1st. As a result of the American Rescue Plan, it is estimated that 34,000 households in Connecticut will be enrolled in plans that are nearly $0 per month. To watch the press conference please click here.

“The American Rescue Plan is doing what it’s supposed to be doing, helping Americans through these difficult times. We heard from Access Health CT customer Rod Yearwood today, who will be saving an estimated $1,100 in health insurance premiums because of the American Rescue Plan. This money will go back in his family’s pockets to help them pay their other bills and for his daughters’ college education. I’m proud to be with Access Health CT and the Community Renewal Team today to raise awareness of this substantial savings for Connecticut residents, as well as other provisions in the legislation that will also provide new and expanded cash benefits for those who need it most,” said Larson.

“As the COVID-19 public health emergency endures, Access Health CT continues to remain focused on the health and wellbeing of Connecticut residents, and the financial help the American Rescue Plan provides is a tremendous resource for Connecticut residents at virtually every income level,” said Chief Executive Officer at Access Health CT, James Michel. “We urge new and existing customers with Access Health CT to take advantage of this newly available financial help which may lower their monthly payments during the Special Enrollment Period, beginning on May 1st.”

“This morning’s press conference was a great opportunity to demonstrate our great work with Access Health and the opportunities that are being brough to our community with increased subsidies, during a time when individuals and families need such relief. We also thank Congressman Larson for his unwavering support to bring funding into our district and helping to lift up those that need the support,” said Lena Rodriguez, President and CEO of Community Renewal Team.