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DHSS Press Release



Rita Landgraf, Secretary
Jill Fredel, Director of Communications
302-255-9047, Pager 302-357-7498
Email: jill.fredel@state.de.us

Date: November 13, 2013
DHSS-157-2013





STATEMENT FROM DHSS SECRETARY RITA LANDGRAF AND MEDIA ADVISORY FOR HEALTH CARE COMMISSION MEETING


Statement from DHSS Secretary Rita Landgraf and Media Advisory for Health Care Commission Meeting

Please see the attached press release and report being released today at 3:30 p.m. by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Plus, here is a reminder that DHSS Secretary Rita Landgraf will give an update on Delaware's health insurance marketplace at Thursday's Delaware Health Care Commission meeting, when she also will be available to answer additional questions about today's announcement.

STATEMENT FROM DHSS SECRETARY RITA LANDGRAF ON TODAY'S HHS ANNOUNCEMENT: "We are pleased that HHS has released enrollment information to the public. From the start of Delaware's health insurance marketplace, our goal has been simple: To connect people who don't have health insurance to affordable, quality coverage. These numbers - and additional ones that I will release Thursday at the Health Care Commission meeting - show the high level of interest in obtaining health insurance. As technical improvements are made to healthcare.gov and as enrollment deadlines near, we expect the number of Delawareans who sign up for coverage to grow further. While individuals and families consider their coverage options, we invite them to learn more about Delaware's 21 plans and the potential for tax subsidies at www.ChooseHealthDE.com. If they need in-person assistance, we urge them to connect with Delaware's marketplace guides through that same website."



Delaware Health and Social Services is committed to improving the quality of the lives of Delaware's citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations.





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