On Monday morning, advocates, legislators, and residents gathered at Fair Haven Community Health Care in New Haven to celebrate the expansion of state-sponsored insurance coverage for children, regardless of immigration status. As of July 1, the program now covers children up to the age of 15 who wouldn’t otherwise qualify for Medicaid due to their immigration status. Previously, it only covered children up to age 12. Enrolled children will maintain coverage until age 19.

CEO Dr. Suzanne Lagarde expressed gratitude for the efforts of key players in expanding coverage and reiterated the commitment to ensuring all Connecticut residents have access to affordable health care.

“We gather today to celebrate a lot of hard work by many key players who led the charge and who continue to work to further expand coverage. We are not going to stop until all Connecticut residents have access to affordable health care.”

Also, in attendance included Senator Martin Looney, Governor Ned Lamont, and Mayor Justin Elicker. For full coverage of the event, check out CT Mirror’s article here.