Eclectablog writer Amy Lynn Smith’s Affordable Care Act/Healthcare.gov success story, first reported here at Eclectablog, has gotten national attention. It’s now being featured on the Get Covered America website. Get Covered America is a self-described “nonprofit, nonpartisan campaign of Enroll America focused on raising public awareness and engaging consumers about their new, affordable health insurance options”, one of the premier sites informing people about the Affordable Care Act.
Before the Affordable Care Act, Amy Lynn Smith of Michigan had three strikes against her when buying health insurance: living with type 2 diabetes, being a woman, and being self-employed.
Although her current insurance plan covers a lot, annual price hikes have driven the cost up to $1,400 a month plus out-of-pocket expenses.
That’s all changed now that she can no longer be discriminated against for having a pre-existing condition or being a woman, and isn’t stuck paying top dollar to buy an individual plan.