I am one of the 6.3 percent of the U.S. workforce currently unemployed. I also have a chronic illness that requires regular medical attention, including daily medication. I married my husband in 2012 and am thankful to be covered by his employer, but many in Pittsburgh are not so lucky.
For the uninsured, the Affordable Care Act offers new opportunities to get covered. Uninsured Pittsburghers can find coverage at a reasonable rate by visiting healthcare.gov. It also provides a cushion that my husband and I can always fall back on should we lose coverage. This truly provides peace of mind for my new family.
Too many Americans still live without quality, affordable health insurance. I know firsthand the importance of consistent and accessible health care, so I felt I should do my part to combat the problem.
That’s why I’m currently working with Get Covered America, a nonprofit in Pittsburgh that helps the uninsured learn their coverage options through the Affordable Care Act. We’re here to help the uninsured understand how they can get covered, too.
If you or someone you know needs health insurance, visit GetCoveredAmerica.org to find out more about these new opportunities.