Get Covered America’s #GotCovered Series: Marketplace Plans Mean Opportunity For Many At $100 A Month Or Less

6 in 10 Uninsured Consumers Could Find Coverage at $100 or Less in Monthly Premiums

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Friday, March 14, 2014
CONTACT: Justin Nisly
Press@enrollamerica.org | 202-601-2494

Washington, DC – Affordability is the number one concern for many uninsured – especially for young Americans making important decisions in the start of their career. Fortunately, about half of single young adults aged 18 to 34 who are eligible for coverage through the Marketplace can find a plan that costs them $50 or less per month, and two thirds can find a plan that costs them $100 or less per month. This week’s #GotCovered profile highlights two young adults who have found coverage that fits their needs and their budget through the new Health Insurance Marketplaces for about $100 or less. Our previous #GotCovered stories are available here.

Andreea Prundeanu, 29 – Lansing, MI

As a doctoral candidate at Michigan State University, worry and fear for getting sick weighed heavily on Andreea as she made important plans for her future. For three years, she was uninsured after she was dropped from her parents’ coverage at age 26. In December, Andreea enrolled in a Silver tier plan through HealthCare.gov. Without the financial assistance associated with Marketplace plans, Andreea wouldn’t be able to afford coverage that provides her financial security with her current income. Now, that piece of mind costs her only $5.23 for her monthly premium.

“Before the Marketplace, I shopped in vain for a private health insurance plan that I could afford and that offered the coverage I needed and wanted as a woman. I now have comprehensive coverage at a very affordable rate.”

Chase Davidson, 28 – LaGrange, GA

Access to affordable health care has been a major limitation for Chase in recent years. As part of a local clinic program in Atlanta, Chase has relied on discounted insulin to treat his diabetes. At times, that’s meant rationing insulin and hoping his supply will last him through the month so he doesn’t have to front the entire cost himself at $250 dollars for each vial. In doing so, his blood sugar got so high at one point he spent time in the ICU for three days in 2012. Leaving the Atlanta area — and his discount treatment at the clinic — to find work elsewhere was unthinkable. When he signed up for a plan for about $100 a month with his tax subsidy that meant he was finally free to make important decisions about his career. That choice is an invaluable opportunity for him. He visited his old family doctor for the first time in years and his insulin co-pay is now just $10 dollars.

“Not only am I getting medication I need, but I’m also getting a quality doctor that actually knows me.”

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Get Covered America is a national campaign of Enroll America that is focused on educating consumers about the benefits of health coverage and the new health insurance available under the Affordable Care Act. With operations in eleven states (AZ, FL, GA, IL, MI, NC, NJ, OH, PA, TN, and TX), our grassroots team is powered by passionate staff and volunteers with one motivating goal: to give Americans the information they need to choose an affordable health insurance plan that’s right for them and their families.

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