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Connecticut to Decrease Premiums for Preexisting Condition Health Plans

Connecticut has received federal approval to set a flat premium for the state’s Preexisting Condition Insurance Plan. This rate will ensure coverage for $381 a month for any individual who qualifies.

Some Health Insurance Premiums are Declining

Last month, Aetna received approval from Connecticut regulators to reduce premiums on individual policies by an average of 10 percent. Starting in September, the decrease, which will affect some 15,000 consumers, will save policyholders approximately $259 a year.

Connecticut Senate Passes Health Insurance Exchange Bill

Connecticut’s Senate passed legislation to create a health insurance exchange, which will play an essential role in expanding coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Prior to implementation, the bill needs approval from the House.

Connecticut Resources

Connecticut: 2010 Tobacco Fact Sheet

The Legacy Foundation’s 2010 fact sheet on Connecticut’s tobacco usage and state laws.

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