Certainty for Rebecca
November 14, 2013
That’s what Rebecca Haug of Del Norte, CO wanted most when she went to look for a new plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Since her husband passed away in 2007, she has been working as a registered nurse, gaining and losing coverage through employers who have closed up or cut back in tough times.
But now, Rebecca knows that her health insurance can’t be taken away if her job changes. Debt from her medical expenses, which have been pushing her toward bankruptcy, will finally stop piling up.
Rebecca is very proud of her family, and her children had been helping her find treatment for her pre-existing conditions, which includes type 2 diabetes.
Before the Marketplace opened, Rebecca was quoted a health insurance premium at nearly $1,100 a month — just for herself — from private insurers.
But through the Marketplace, Rebecca found out she qualified for a $500 tax credit to purchase insurance. Because of that financial assistance, she will pay just $12 for her monthly premium.
Rebecca is most relieved that her coverage will keep her health care concerns from affecting her adult children as they start their young families. Even at 61, she can still continue working as a registered nurse as work comes along.
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