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Thursday, March 13, 6:30 -8pm, Hagaman Library, East Haven - Get the ACA FACTS!

Dear Greater New Haven Resident:

You probably know this all; we have been spreading the information for months.  We at OneWorld are committed to helping to get the word out about the critical importance of signing up for health insurance coverage through Access Health CT.  It is only through Access Health CT that one can qualify for federal subsidies to help with the cost of insurance premiums.  Most of the information below is provided by Universal Health Foundation.

  • Connecticut is a national leader in putting the Affordable Care Act to work
  • The powerful reform community we have built together has helped CT take full advantage of the ACA
  • Over 130,000 residents have already signed up
  • There are still over 100,000 people who have not yet signed up for coverage.

Did you know this?

  • Tens of thousands -- including many who need quality, affordable coverage the most -- haven’t checked it out
  • Years of opposition to the ACA and President Obama have made many people cynical -- they think it's not affordable and not for them
  • Traditional advertising is not breaking through

Each of us can help turn this around.   Here's how:  "Just the Facts" & "Word of Mouth"

1.  "Just the Facts!" -- Thursday in East Haven

Find out what the Affordable Care Act does and doesn't do.  Learn how you and your family can get affordable, high quality health coverage today.

Just the Facts! -- our user-friendly, engaging presentation on tour across the state -- is coming to town:

Thursday, March 13, 6:30-8 pm, Hagaman Library, East Haven

227 Main St., East Haven, 06512 - directions

To register, call the library at 203-468-3890 or email Cynthia at

All are invited, including Assisters and Brokers to answer specific questions and start enrollment

Just the Facts!  provides clear, concrete information about the Affordable Care Act and how it affects the people of Connecticut, including:

    • 1.5 million CT residents with pre-existing conditions -- no more higher insurance rates or coverage denials
    • 954,000 insured residents -- free preventive health care and check-ups
    • 130,000+ individuals, families and small businesses -- enrolled in quality affordable health insurance plans through Access Health CT

2.  "Word of Mouth" -- a sure-fire way to introduce something new

  • “What’s your health insurance situation?” Ask 5 people that simple question (friends, relatives, acquaintances, co-workers, someone you just met!). 
  • If they say “don’t have any” or “costs too much,” make sure they know how get an estimate from Access Health CT in 5 minutes, and take it from there. 
    • Then ask 5 more people.

    This material has everything you need, including a list of New Haven area enrollment events (below) in the next couple of weeks where plenty of free help and advice is available.

    Who else can help spread the word?  Forward this information

  • Thank you to for supporting access to quality, affordable health care for everyone in our state.  The ACA won’t get us all the way to that goal, but if we all work hard in the next few weeks, we’ll reach more people in Connecticut and do our state proud!

    Lynne Ide

    Director of Advocacy, Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut

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    FACTS about the new health insurance choices at Access Health CT -- it's:

    • Affordable -- big discounts for people with incomes up to about $45,000 (single), $94,000 (family of 4), and higher for larger families -- and good prices without discounts
    • Easy to check out -- take 5 minutes and get an estimate here
    • Quality insurance -- covers most health needs
    • FREE to sign up -- and if you need help, that's free too
    • Working – over 130,000 CT residents have signed up already

    Timeline: Sign up by March 15 ... for coverage starting April 1

  • March 31 ... end of open enrollment for 2014.  Don't miss out -- you might have to wait until 2015.   (Note: people eligible for HUSKY Medicaid can sign up ANYTIME)
    How to sign up:
  • online
  • on the phone:  1-855-805-4325
  • at the New Haven or New Britain Enrollment Centers
  • at an event near you -- see list below
  • get help - find a certified Assister or Broker near you here
  • prepare for enrolling -- info here.
  • You may also watch this video "workshop" for detailed information

    Watch: - OneWorld’s Complete Sign-up Workshop

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