Health insurance exchange buys three murals for $24,980 each

    Access Health CT, the quasi-public state agency that sells insurance under Obamacare, spent nearly $75,000 to commission three murals, plus nearly $4,000 to have one of them installed.

    Contracts with the three artists – Adam Niklewicz, Katro Storm and Rafael Cornier Jr. – show they were each paid $24,980 to produce a mural eight feet tall and 32 feet long.

    The agency paid AdamsAhern Sign Solutions $3,945.51 to install the Niklewicz mural in at the Hispanic Health Council in Hartford.

    Just before 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 at the Stetson Branch Library in New Haven.

    The contracts are publicly available on the exchange’s website.