“Sometimes I still pinch myself. I’m looking for work. And maybe a company will have their own insurance. But for right now, it’s a godsend.”
“I’ve had people say to me, ‘I have pre-existing conditions and I haven’t had insurance for ten years – this is the first time I’ve got hope that that’s going to change.’”
“A few years ago I had to take my daughter to the hospital because she was having symptoms that looked very much like appendicitis. It turned out it wasn’t, but of course it was 400 dollars to have it checked out. Now, if something like that happens, I won’t have to worry about the cost.”
“Being denied health insurance is a very scary thing. I'm thrilled for the many, many people who will finally have peace of mind because they know their loved ones are insured. It’s about time!”
Cancer screenings and birth control without copays are just some of the benefits you have under the Affordable Care Act.
Are you singing up for insurance during open enrollment? Great! Planned Parenthood Navigators can answer your questions and help you get enrolled. Already got insurance through the Marketplace? Great! Now is the time to update your information, check out your options, and see if you want to keep or switch plans.
“I am very happy with my coverage. And I’m very relieved.”
A 26-year-old graduate student pursuing a degree in physical therapy, Jenna H. is no stranger to computers, the internet, or solving complex problems. Yet when it came to enrolling in her own insurance plan for the first time, Jenna hit a wall. As a native Wisconsinite, Jenna wasn't even sure if she qualified for MNsure, let alone how to choose coverage.
A firm believer in acupuncture and other alternative treatments, Mark went without health insurance for several years. For Mark, living without a safety net was better than spending money on coverage he didn’t think he would use. Yet when the Affordable Care Act passed, Mark knew he would have to get insurance to avoid a mess at tax time.