Connecticut Health Care Exchange Spends $75,000 on Paintings

Connecticut obamacare exchange spends $75,000 on paintings

A Connecticut man attempts to enroll into the state's exchange / AP


Connecticut’s Obamacare exchange commissioned three murals for $75,000.

Optimus Health Care in Bridgeport, Conn. paid another $4,000 to have one of the three pieces of art installed into Hartford’s Hispanic Health Center. According to the National Review:

Just before Thanksgiving, state officials gathered at Optimus Health Care in Bridgeport to unveil the Cornier mural, which, according to the New Haven Register, is intended to inspire New Haven residents to "embrace health and wellness."

"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 Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman, a co-chairman of the AccessHealthCT board. "This mural is a creative way for us to express that commitment to building healthier communities."