Tag: ACA stories

Two years after SCOTUS upheld Obamacare, people keep getting covered — including young adults

Two years after SCOTUS upheld Obamacare, people keep getting covered — including young adults

People are still signing up thanks to ongoing Marketplace enrollment opportunities and Medicaid expansion. June 28 marks the two-year anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act (ACA). As of June 27, an estimated 8.6 million people had signed up for a qualified health plan, with another 6.4 to 8.6 million signing up for Medicaid and CHIP, […]

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Cancer patient: ‘If it wasn’t for Obamacare, I’d be dead in 12 months’

Cancer patient: ‘If it wasn’t for Obamacare, I’d be dead in 12 months’

Getting health insurance turns one woman’s diagnosis from terminal to hopeful. A cancer diagnosis is terrifying enough. The only thing that’s worse? Knowing you don’t have insurance and can’t possibly afford to pay for treatment. Marion N. Seidel has been uninsured since she changed jobs seven years ago. She’s worked the same job ever since, but could never afford her […]

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Cancer patient gets affordable insurance and keeps all his doctors with Obamacare

Cancer patient gets affordable insurance and keeps all his doctors with Obamacare

The Affordable Care Act is saving one Michigan couple big money — and may just be saving a life. Charles Barnett was as “healthy as a horse” until late 2012, says his wife, Linda. That’s when he discovered a swollen lump in a gland. As it turns out, Charles had a stage 4 tumor under the floor of his mouth […]

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Pharmacy technician sees Obamacare working every day

Pharmacy technician sees Obamacare working every day

Cost savings and the newly insured show how the ACA is changing people’s lives. If you want to see the Affordable Care Act (ACA) at work, stand behind a pharmacy counter. That’s what Desirae Clayborn does, and she’s seen nothing but positive experiences. Clayborn is a pharmacy technician and is studying to be a pharmacist. She admits that when the […]

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Obamacare success stories keep coming, with a rosy forecast for 2015

Obamacare success stories keep coming, with a rosy forecast for 2015

Karen is just one of 272,500 Michiganders who signed up for coverage through Healthcare.gov, where a strong finish to 2014 enrollment bodes well for next year. So much good news, it’s hard to know where to begin. On Thursday, Obama administration officials predicted health insurance premiums would be stable in 2015, thanks to a large and varied pool of insured […]

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“The Affordable Care Act was a refuge in my time of need,” says City of Detroit retiree

“The Affordable Care Act was a refuge in my time of need,” says City of Detroit retiree

People continue being helped by Obamacare — and it’s a winning issue. Politicians and pundits, take note. When City of Detroit retiree Cora Dolley learned that she’d no longer be receiving health insurance coverage from the City, she was worried. For 10 years, $150 had been deducted from her pension check to cover hospitalization expenses and provide other healthcare services […]

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Michigan woman wants people to know the truth about Obamacare: “It saved us”

Michigan woman wants people to know the truth about Obamacare: “It saved us”

She and her husband found insurance for just $227/month. What are you waiting for? 2014 enrollment ends March 31. Dawn Erina is frustrated with all the lies she’s heard about the Affordable Care Act (ACA). That’s because she knows first-hand what a difference having affordable health insurance can make in someone’s life. Her husband, Leonard, lost his job last year. […]

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Could you get health insurance for $56/month? This Michigan man did

Could you get health insurance for $56/month? This Michigan man did

He’s one of the 17 million Americans eligible for financial assistance to make coverage more affordable. Find out if you are, too — before the March 31 deadline. Michael Paul Goldenberg has lived without health insurance since 2009 — almost as long as he’s had type 2 diabetes. The Ann Arbor, Mich.-based part-time math teacher and consultant lost his insurance […]

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Meet a ‘young invincible’ who got covered under Obamacare for $20 a month

Meet a ‘young invincible’ who got covered under Obamacare for $20 a month

At age 31, he already knows how much it costs to go without health insurance. Eddie Mulak couldn’t wait to get covered. He is among the millions of Americans who went from being uninsured to having health insurance on January 1, 2014. And it’s only costing him $20 a month. Unlike many of his fellow young Americans, who are expected […]

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My Obamacare success story hits the national airwaves

My Obamacare success story hits the national airwaves

Who says the media doesn’t report good news? How refreshing to hear a positive story about Obamacare in the national media! The fact that it was my story is just a cool bonus. On Tuesday’s edition of “The Stephanie Miller Show,” Miller read snippets of the story I shared Monday about my great experience enrolling for insurance through the Affordable […]

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I’m the story Obamacare’s opponents don’t want you to hear

I’m the story Obamacare’s opponents don’t want you to hear

I’ve officially enrolled in coverage through the marketplace. It was easier than I expected — and will save me about $10,000 a year. I just got covered under Obamacare. I already had insurance, but it was breaking my piggy bank. Now I have coverage with almost identical benefits, for less than half the price I’m paying right now. Even better, […]

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