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.
“We know that things are going to be covered and our baby’s going to be healthy.”
Alex spent New Year’s Eve of 2009 in a doctor’s office. He knew that the very next day, when the calendar turned over to 2010, he would lose the health coverage he had through his mother's insurance. He was desperate to receive a steroid shot to manage reoccurring joint pain while he still had coverage.
"He can save money for retirement; he can buy his own clothing and pay for his own car. He’s very excited. And he’s not somebody who will take it for granted.”
When Kelli first starting looking for a new health insurance plan in 2013, she was overwhelmed by the huge number of plans available on the MNsure website. She thought, somebody has got to help me with this!
Sen. Smith’s win marks the first time in recent history a former Planned Parenthood employee has been elected to the U.S. Senate, and Minnesotans could not have picked a better candidate for the job.
We stand ready to work with Governor Walz to advocate for equitable and accessible health care for all Minnesotans.
Reproductive health care is under attack and abortion access is at risk across the country. If politicians don’t stand with us on access to safe and legal abortion, affordable birth control, or health care equity—then they don’t deserve to represent us. Now is the time to hold politicians accountable and elect leaders who will fight with us. It’s up to us to take back the power from those who are intent on dividing us and elect reproductive health champions who will fight to protect our health, rights, and communities. Learn about candidates who are endorsed by the Planned Parenthood Action Fund and vote for reproductive health champions on November 6.