Delawareans learn about insurance options under ACA

By Tom Lehman 12:00am, October 2, 2013 - Updated 11:34am, October 2, 2013
VIDEO: Attendees of Tuesday's marketplace kickoff event talk about getting insured under the Affordable Care Act.
Plenty of Delawareans taking look at their options now that the health insurance marketplace is open under the Affordable Care Act.

WDEL's Tom Lehman reports.

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Among the 90,000 currently uninsured Delaware residents who can purchase insurance through the new virtual marketplace is Sarah Heller of Wilmington.

Heller, a bartender and cook, says she was eagerly awaiting Oct. 1. She spoke during a health insurance marketplace kickoff event hosted by Christiana Care at Hanover Presbyterian Church in Wilmington.

"There's a lot of people who want insurance like I do that either simply can't afford it, don't understand it or for some reason as I have, cannot get it," she said.

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Lawondale Parker of Wilmington also attended the event and spoke with marketplace guides about secondary coverage to her medicare plan.

"I am a kidney transplant patient. I do have a lot of doctors that I'm involved with," Parker said.

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The hospital partnered with Choose Health Delaware for the Tuesday event, which helped local residents get information on their options for enrollment under the Affordable Care Act.

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