It's last call, and the final push for enrollment is under way.
| Meg Brett
The last call to enroll in the new marketplace is quickly approaching. That's why OFA volunteers took to the streets this week with one mission: to spread information to neighbors about getting covered.
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With just three weeks left before this year's enrollment deadline on March 31st, a lot of us are working hard to make sure our friends and neighbors get covered. The House of Representatives, on the other hand...
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I found a plan that fits my needs, when I need it.
| Rebecca S.
My fiancé and I both work at startup companies that we love. We're both covered through the Illinois marketplace, thanks to Obamacare. It gives us the freedom to be young, hardworking, and in love, and to plan our future without fearing that an accident or an illness will derail our dreams.
Our family is just like yours: We're just looking for the best way to take care of each other.
| Cindy Foreman
I told my husband after my second bout with cancer that if it ever came back, we should make the difficult decision not to treat it. We just couldn’t afford it. We had friends who have lost their homes because of the costs of cancer treatments, and I didn't want to put my family through that. But now, thanks to the Affordable Care Act, I won't have to make that choice.
I was able to stay on my parents insurance to get the care I needed.
| Margaret Morton
I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 2011, when I was 23 years old. Luckily, the Obamacare provision that allows children to stay on their parents insurance until they turn 26 had gone into effect one month before I would have aged off my parents' insurance—and two months before I was diagnosed.
Anyone who adds their name to help with the final push on health care enrollment is automatically eligible to win. Chances are, you were probably planning to help out anyway. This is a pretty amazing bonus.
I was amazed by the plans on the new marketplace—and you could be too.
| Eva Juni
It's been a huge relief to know that I can now afford what I need to stay healthy, and to know that if anything happens I'm covered—all thanks to Obamacare. But getting here wasn't easy, and as anyone with a mental illness can tell you, it shouldn't ever have to be that hard.
Taking a risk in business is one thing, but taking a risk with my health is not an option. Sure, my health will always be a factor in my life, but whose isn’t? The important thing is that it doesn’t define who I am, and it doesn’t dictate my choices. Because I’m covered, I can live the life I want to live, and that’s what matters.