Helen Gunter, Marydel

Helen is a recently widowed breast cancer patient who takes expensive brand name breast cancer medicine. She already entered the prescription drug donut hole this year and received a $250 rebate check. In 2011, she will receive a 50 percent discount on the cost of brand name drugs when she hits the donut hole, and the coverage gap will be eliminated by 2020.

Delaware's Numbers
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Small businesses who may be eligible for tax credits this year:


Number of residents who hit the donut hole last year and could be eligible for rebates if they hit the donut hole this year:


Number of Medicare beneficiaries who will receive free preventive services and other benefits:


Number of people who purchase private insurance and will not have to worry about lifetime limits being placed on coverage:


Number of people who purchase private insurance who are protected from rescissions:


Number of young adults who could have quality affordable coverage through their parents:


Number of employers that have been approved for the early retiree reinsurance program as of August 31:


Number of early retirees who could benefit from the reinsurance program:


Number of new enrollees with Medicaid expansion:


Amount of Federal Spending Support on Medicaid, 2014-2019 (millions of dollars):



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