HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut’s Access Health CT public exchange had processed 1,426 applications by 4 p.m. Tuesday, and many of the applications came from young consumers.
The exchange released early enrollment figures yesterday.
Kevin Counihan, chief executive officer of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) exchange, called the numbers “a very good start.”
“Obviously, we’re all interested in making sure that the risk pool is as balanced as it can be,” Counihan said at Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman’s Health Care Cabinet meeting in Hartford.
The state-based exchange opened Oct. 1.
The exchange had processed 1,157 applications by the end of the day on Sunday, and 29 percent came from consumers ages 18 to 34.