National Health Insurance Reform: Opportunities and Challenges for Connecticut’s Immigrant Families

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The health insurance landscape has shifted significantly over the last few years, with many developments that affect immigrants. 

The health insurance landscape has shifted significantly over the last few years, with many developments that affect immigrants. Some changes arose as a result of national legislation, including the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA) and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Other changes occurred due to state-level budget cuts and court challenges to those cuts.  Collectively, these developments have resulted in changes to enrollment practices, benefits, insurance costs, and covered populations. While some of these new policies have already been implemented, others will not take effect until 2014 or later. This issue brief addresses these recent and forthcoming developments in health insurance access and coverage for Connecticut’s immigrant population.