As a 29-year-old single mom, Angele’s life revolves around her young daughter. She works as a temp clerk at a New Orleans mammography clinic, stays on top of her bills and pays her taxes. But she hasn’t had health insurance for the past three years – it was just too expensive.
“It was scary to live without knowing what would happen if I got really sick or if I had a serious accident.”
That all changed when a colleague at the clinic told her about the Health Insurance Marketplace. She went on HealthCare.gov and was able to enroll in a Silver health plan and a dental plan for a total of less than $18 a month! Her coverage began February 1 – she’s already been to the doctor for a consultation.