The recent end of the first open enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act saw over 8 million Americans sign up for private coverage through the state and federal marketplaces. Though the federal marketplace on Healthcare.gov was initially dysfunctional, a rescue effort succeeded in repairing the website and enabling millions of people to enroll. In the states, the rollout of the marketplaces varied widely. While some state exchanges continue to struggle with technical difficulties, others proved enormously successful from day one.
The state of Connecticut, led by Governor Dannel Malloy, has established itself as a leader on marketplace enrollment. Connecticut was not only the first state to meet its enrollment goals, but eventually doubled them. As we look forward to the beginning of the next open enrollment period in November, much can be learned from the example of Connecticut and the other top-performing states.
Please join the Center for American Progress for a conversation with Governor Malloy to discuss the success of Connecticut’s marketplace and the lessons learned for the future.