WASHINGTON, DC—U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) applauded the launch of HealthCare.gov, a new consumer website that provides unprecedented transparency into the health care marketplace. Through HealthCare.gov, individuals will have more control over their health care as informed and empowered consumers.
“In order for Pennsylvanians to make the best health care decisions for their families, they must be well informed about the multitude of health insurance options that exist throughout the Commonwealth and the country,” said Senator Casey. “HealthCare.gov will serve as a valuable tool to aid Pennsylvanians in their search for the best health insurance plan and help them make an informed decision.”
HealthCare.gov is simple and easy to use and provides one-stop shopping access to a wealth of information, including new consumer rights and benefits under the new health care law, the Affordable Care Act; a timeline of when new programs under the new law will come online between now and 2014; and, a new insurance finder that will make it easy to find both private and public health insurance options that work for each individual or family.
HealthCare.gov aims to take some of the mystery out of shopping for health insurance by making it easier to survey one’s options and compare plans. HealthCare.gov makes comparison shopping easier with a new insurance finder that allows users to answer a few basic questions and receive information about insurance options that could work for them. The site makes a system that thrived on complication and confusion easier to understand. This kind of transparency helps create informed consumers which increases competition, reduces prices and improves quality.