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Under the Affordable Care Act, Connecticut has expanded its Medicaid program, with the biggest change impacting adults ages 19 up to 65. The expanded program, HUSKY Health, offers coverage to eligible children, parents, relative caregivers, elders, individuals with disabilities, adults without minor children, and pregnant women. To be eligible, you must fall within a certain annual income bracket. If you make more than this amount, you may be able to buy an insurance plan in the Marketplace ( that may lower your out of pocket costs depending on your family size and income. To find out if you’re eligible for HUSKY, visit their website.

The Affordable Care Act also changes how children and families qualify for other parts of in-the-know_affordableCareActMedicaid/HUSKY Health. This change affects HUSKY A (Medicaid for children, parents, relative caregivers and pregnant women); and HUSKY B (non-Medicaid Children’s Health Insurance Program for children and teens under age 19).

You can find out whether you qualify for Medicaid by contacting the Connecticut Medicaid Office or by filling out an application for coverage in the health insurance marketplace, For more information, you can also visit the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services; Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.