What Does the Health Insurance Marketplace Mean for You?

By Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services
Posted October 1, 2013

Today the Health Insurance Marketplace opened for business, creating a new and better way for Americans to shop for insurance. At the Marketplace, you can compare options, see if you qualify for lower costs, and select coverage that will begin as soon as January 1, 2014.  You can compare private plans and choose coverage that fit your needs and budget.

Visit HealthCare.gov to shop for options today.

Over the next two weeks, we are going to be highlighting the stories of individual Americans who will benefit from the law.

Like Malik. Malik is an uninsured bartender in Philadelphia. He hurt his leg pretty badly and worked through the pain because he didn’t have insurance and couldn’t afford to see a doctor. He is young and healthy, and now he knows he’s not invincible. No one should have to work through an injury, and Malik is looking forward to finding affordable coverage through the Marketplace.

See Malik’s story here.

To get started, finding a health plan that fits your budget, visit HealthCare.gov or call 1-800-318-2596 (TTY 1-855-889-4325) to get started. To make the process even easier, every member of our call center staff has been trained to help answer your questions about applying. And if you need extra help, you can click here to find out if there is a real person right in your community to help.

Today marks an important step in fullfilling the promise of quality, affordable health insurance for millions of hard-working Americans.  We are going to feature just a few of them. Help us share their story and share your own.

Click here to read the stories.