Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke applauded the announcement by the Department of Health and Human Services that 106,000 people have selected health insurance plans with the health care marketplaces established under the Affordable Care Act, and another 975,407 people have completed the application process and now have the opportunity to select a plan.
“Despite some difficulties in the application process, the marketplaces have started to function. Today, families and children in every state have choices for comprehensive health insurance at an affordable price – choices that were previously unavailable to millions of Americans,” said Congresswoman Clarke.
In addition, HHS announced that 396,261 people have applied for insurance through the marketplaces have been approved for coverage through Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
Congresswoman Clarke continued: “Already, more than half a million people will have health insurance as a result of the Affordable Care Act, and the number of people who have completed applications indicates that even more people are interested. I believe that, as the website improves and more people learn about the insurance plans available, we will exceed our expectations for enrollment in health insurance.”
U.S. Representative Yvette D. Clarke is a member of the House Committee on Small Business, Ethics, and Homeland Security, where she is the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies. She represents many neighborhoods in central and southern Brooklyn, NY which include Brownsville, Crown Heights, East Flatbush, Flatbush, Gerritsen Beach, Madison, Midwood, parts of Park Slope and Flatlands, Prospect Heights, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, Sheepshead Bay, and Windsor Terrace.