Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) announced today the launch of HealthCare.gov, a comprehensive website designed to guide consumers through the benefits and requirements of health care reform. The website hosts a wealth of clear, jargon-free information, including a tool that will help individuals and small businesses navigate the process of shopping for health insurance.
"Health care and health care reform can be confusing, and this tool will help people understand their options," said Himes. "Families and small businesses can easily search for the insurance options available to them and make informed decisions about their health care with thorough, unbiased information."
The core of the new website is the powerful insurance options finder. After consumers input a few pieces of background information -- such as state, age range, and current insurance status -- the tool will generate a list of both private and public health insurance options. The tool will outline the details of insurance plans offered in that state and include contact information for each insurance provider so consumers can contact the company about the plans that best fit their individual needs. Beginning in October, the tool will also include pricing information, further simplifying health insurance shopping.