“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.
“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.”