We’re Hearing About the Healthcare Law in Action

By Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services
Posted October 4, 2013

Healthcare Marktetplace testimonialsThe new Health Insurance Marketplace opened for business in every state on Tuesday.  For the first time, consumers have a simpler way to shop for quality, affordable coverage, without being charged more or denied because of a pre-existing condition.

The demand was higher than anyone could have anticipated.  Experts are working around the clock to make the site better able to meet the volume created by consumers’ overwhelming interest in their new health coverage options. Americans called into our 24/7 call center (1-800-318-2596).  They worked with trained navigators and counselors in their own communities.  And they learned about their new and better options under the Affordable Care Act.

Things are just getting started and already, we’ve got great stories of Americans who are accessing affordable, quality health care. We've got another 178 days left to go.  Tell us your story on the Healthcare.gov Facebook page and Twitter account using #GetCovered.