Rebecca Cech from Bellwood, Neb., found herself in a dangerous coverage gap that left her unable to afford health insurance. She is self-employed, made an income too high to qualify for Medicaid and too low to afford private insurance…or so she thought.
Rebecca knew she could not go uninsured. She has severe asthma and regularly uses two different medications plus an emergency inhaler. So she turned to a Certified Application Counselor at Good Neighbor Community Health Center in nearby Columbus for help searching for an affordable insurance plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace.
The Certified Application Councilor who assisted with her application to the Marketplace was happy to tell Rebecca that her income qualified for a tax credit to help pay for the cost of a plan. After viewing her options on the Marketplace, Rebecca chose a Silver Plan that costs her only $24.29 per month with a $225 deductible and $450 out-of-pocket max for the year.
Her co-pay to see her doctor is $20 each visit and prescriptions cost $10.
Rebecca now feels a peace of mind that she can see a doctor and pay for her medications.
You too can find affordable coverage but you have to move fast! The deadline to enroll for coverage is Monday, March 31st. Visit HealthCare.gov to get covered.
You can also get help from Navigators and Certified Application Counselors just like Rebecca through your local Community Action Agency or Federally Qualified Health Center. You can find a location near you by visiting the following links: