In the News: Connecticut Health Foundation and “No Wrong Door”
Late last month, the Connecticut Health Foundation (CT Health) published findings from research commissioned by the Urban Institute in a policy brief entitled, No Wrong Door: Improving Health Equity and the Health Coverage Consumer Experience in Connecticut. You can see our infographic, and read the brief here.
“No Wrong Door” (NWD) is a system that allows consumers to apply for health insurance through different agencies, and then seamlessly routes them to the program that best meets their needs. Full implementation is critical in order for the affordable Care Act (ACA) to accomplish its goals. Connecticut has committed to implementing NWD by the end of 2015.
Here are three news items about NWD:
- ‘No wrong door’ for health reform coverage? Not quite, official says, Arielle Levin Becker, CT Mirror. Becker reports on the specifics of why we don’t currently have NWD, and what it will take to get there.
- At First, Not Everyone in CT Will Fit through “No Wrong Door” Mike Clifford, Public News Service – CT (audio as well as text version). Clifford interviewed CT Health vice president of policy & communications, Elizabeth Krause, on air.
- New policy brief on “No wrong door” enrollment Ellen Andrews, CT Health Notes Blog, part of the Connecticut Health Policy Project. Andrews suggests to her audiences that they read the brief.