The ACA Provides Affordable Health Care
My name is Young Ae Kim, and I am a self-employed, single woman who has to pay for my own insurance out of my limited income. Over the years, the premiums increased such that they became a real burden. By the summer of 2014, my premiums consumed almost 1/3rd of my total income so that I was forced to consider dropping my insurance altogether.
However, I decided to wait until October and see if the new plans for sale on Maryland Health Connection would be ones I could afford. They were, and in fact, I got a much better plan with more comprehensive coverage at a price that fit my budget. That would not have been possible without Obamacare.
Since then I have been able to get the care I need for a number of health issues without worrying about whether I could keep my house and pay for the medicines and therapy I need for chronic pain in my back. There are few things more important to me than staying healthy and I am grateful that I can now afford that.
I wish I could thank President Obama in person. So do many of my friends, as well as my sister-in-law. Her family lost everything and wouldn't have health insurance were it not for Obamacare.