Connecticut's Obamacare Exchange Spends $75K on Murals

Connecticut’s health insurance exchange has spent nearly $75,000 to commission three murals with an additional $4,000 spent to have one of the murals installed.

According to Zachary Janowski at Raising Hale, Access Health CT paid three artists--Adam Nikiewicz, Katro Storm, and Rafael Cornier, Jr. --$24,980 each to produce an eight foot mural that is also 32 feet long. The state’s ObamaCare health insurance exchange also paid AdamsAhern Sign Solutions $3,945 to install the Nikiewicz mural at the Hispanic Health Council in Hartford.

Prior to Thanksgiving, state officials gathered at Optimus Health Care in Bridgeport to unveil the Cornier mural.

“Healthcare reform isn’t just about getting people insurance for unexpected medical emergencies, it’s also about providing access to the preventative care and wellness programs that will help people become and stay healthier,” said Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, a co-chairwoman of the Access Health CT board. “This mural is a creative way for us to express that commitment to building healthier communities.”

Storm’s mural is located at the Stetson Branch Library in New Haven.


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