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Malloy Touting Conn.'s Success With ACA

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Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy was in Washington, D.C. Tuesday speaking about the state's rollout of the Affordable Care Act.

Malloy touted Connecticut’s success in enrolling 208,000 people in plans through its online exchange, more than doubling its goal. The Democrat says the expanded coverage will decrease future costs by detecting and treating conditions that people wouldn’t have received care for. Malloy says the 26 states that haven’t extended Medicaid as of the end of March will see the benefits in those that did.

“How’s it going to play out in Mississippi which has much higher diabetes rates and much higher smoking rates than Connecticut does?” Malloy said. “How’s it going to play out in Alabama? Much higher diabetes rates. Much higher smoking rates. How’s it going to play out there? How’s the non-treatment working for you folks?”

The event was sponsored by the Center for American Progress.

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