Gov. Malloy shows he does not care

FI-Letter-to-the-EditorTo the Editor

Several months ago President Obama extended for two more years the right for individuals to purchase health insurance policies that do not comply with the mandates of the Affordable Care Act.

As you may recall, last year at about this same time a similar extension was allowed for 2014. The recent decision applies to all states in the federal exchange and allows states with their own health care exchanges to decide if they will offer the extension. President Obama once stated, “If you like your insurance you can keep it.”

According to the Connecticut Mirror on Aug. 18, 2014, “The data also show that more than half the people who bought their own health insurance last year have maintained their old policies or other plans purchased late in 2013. But more than 50,000 of them won’t be able to keep their health plans beyond this year, potentially setting up a repeat of last fall’s turmoil and frustration among people whose policies were discontinued.”

Gov. Malloy said no to an extension, so even if you like what you have, you cannot keep it. All Connecticut residents who have individual insurance, perhaps as many as 50,000, now have to scramble to get more expensive policies with less coverage either through Access Connecticut or private companies.

Why doesn’t our governor care about the quality of life of Connecticut residents?


Janet Lockton


The author is a former state representative from the 149th District.

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