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Thousands call about new Connecticut health plan

AP/Hartford Courant, July 15, 2008
Connecticut Gov. M. Jodi Rell's office says the state has fielded more than 7,000 phone calls from the public inquiring about the new Charter Oak Health Plan, which is for uninsured adults who are too old for the state's HUSKY healthcare plan for children and too young for Medicare. Charter Oak was launched on June 30, and its Web site is averaging 1,800 hits a day. The state has received 1,950 applications since July 1, and Rell's office estimates that 15,000 to 17,000 people will be enrolled in Charter Oak by the end of this fiscal year.