Congressman Tim Ryan Issues Statement on the Opening of the Health Insurance Marketplace

Oct 2, 2013 Issues: Health Care

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Tim Ryan issued the following statement today on the opening of the Health Insurance Marketplace:

“Today is an important day for all Americans. The Affordable Care Act’s Marketplace is open and individuals in Ohio and across the nation can finally begin purchasing health insurance through the exchanges. People no longer have to worry about being denied quality health insurance due to a pre-existing medical condition.

“Being a woman is no longer considered a liability due to the Affordable Care Act’s provisions preventing insurance companies from charging higher premiums for female patients. Women can also receive free preventive care, including mammograms, well-woman visits, and contraception services.

“I am inspired by the 2.8 million visits to and the 81,000 people who have already called the telephone hotline for information on the exchanges. Many families in my District can breathe easy today knowing that with the exchanges open, we can look forward to a future in which every American has the healthcare they need to stay healthy.”