Tom Carper, U.S. Senator for Delaware

Health Care Reform

I have worked hard over the past several years to improve the quality of our health care system, curb health care costs and provide coverage to more Americans. As a member of the Senate Finance Committee, I worked with my colleagues in both parties to develop and pass a comprehensive health care reform law. The Affordable Care Act takes steps to move our health care system away from an inefficient fee for service system to one of preventative and coordinated care that keeps patients healthy, ultimately leading to better outcomes for less money. Below are helpful resources for you, your business or your family to determine how the Affordable Care Act can help you. 

Affordable Health Care for all on the Health Insurance Marketplace

Starting Oct. 1, 2013, millions of individuals will be able to purchase more affordable, high quality health insurance through online marketplaces where consumers can shop for health insurance with the confidence that they will get a guaranteed level of benefits.  On the marketplace, individuals and small businesses in Delaware will gain purchasing power similar to that of large companies, and be able to compare, shop for, and choose insurance plans in an online marketplace that best meets both their health and financial needs. I believe that moving toward a health insurance system that harnesses the power of market forces and competition to drive down health insurance costs for everyone and improve access to health care. 

Help Enrolling in the Health Insurance Marketplace

For direct help in enrolling in insurance plans available through the Delaware insurance marketplace, please go to ChooseHealthDE.com or call 1-800-318-2596.   For specific questions related to insurance premiums on the Delaware marketplace, I urge you to contact the Delaware Department of Insurance at www.delawareinsurance.gov or (302) 674-7300.

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