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Delaware Gets Approval for State-Based Insurance Exchange

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DOVER, Del. -There are about 35,000 people without health insurance in Delaware, but that could soon change with the new state-based insurance exchange.

Uninsured Delawareans will be able to buy insurance online from the exchange, beginning in October 2013.

"Different insurance providers will sell different insurance plans on the exchange, they will go through an approval process through Delaware," said Jill Rogers with the Delaware Health Commission.

Katrina Bider says it's important for everyone to have access to good medical care but doesn't think the government should get involved.

"I'm depressed about it because it just means that government is going to be more intrusive into all of our lives," she said.

But Rogers said the exchange will improve people's health and possibly even save them money.

"They will be healthier and our health care costs, we hope, will also be lower because people will be getting care earlier," she said.

The anticipated savings has Roy Alston hoping the exchange succeeds.

"I see it as an opportunity to lower my insurance rates," he said.

Policies from Delaware's insurance exchange will go into effect in January 2014.

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