Updated: 2020-11-01 by
The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) expanded Medicaid eligibility to include more people who couldn’t otherwise obtain health insurance. As written, the ACA would extend Medicaid to all adults with incomes at or below 138% of the federal poverty level. (For a single person in Connecticut in 2020, that’s $17,609. For a family of four, it’s $36,156.)
However, the U.S. Supreme Court later ruled that it was up to individual states to decide whether to expand Medicaid. As of August 2020, 12 states have not expanded their programs.
Connecticut Has Expanded Medicaid
Because Connecticut did decide to expand its Medicaid program, residents can qualify for Medicaid more easily today than in years past.
Find Out What Health Plans and Programs You Qualify For
To learn whether you're eligible for Husky Health in Connecticut, contact the Connecticut Medicaid office.
You can also find out whether you qualify when you apply for health insurance at Access Health CT. If you don’t meet Connecticut’s Medicaid requirements, Access Health CT will show you the private health insurance plans available to you. You may still be eligible for significant cost-saving subsidies based on your income and family size.
For more information, see Ways to Save Money on Obamacare in Connecticut.
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