Blog posts in health care

  • Watch Amy tell her health care story

    Amy had a six-month lapse in coverage while treating a heart condition—but thanks to Obamacare, that won't ever happen again.

    Last year, Amy was denied private health insurance coverage and lived in fear for six months. But now she's covered. Hear her story.

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    Video This Is Why Health Care
  • A health care story you need to hear

    Before health care reform, Renee had to face cancer without the coverage she needed.

    Now—thanks to the Affordable Care Act—Renee will have the peace of mind of knowing she can't be denied coverage, and she won't have to face limits on her care.

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    This Is Why Health Care
  • What we mean when we say "affordable" health care

    Financial assistance is available to about 6 in 10 uninsured Americans—are you one of them?

    Over the weekend, I was shocked to find out that nearly 7 out of 10 people don't know that financial assistance is available for health insurance via the new health insurance marketplace. In less than a minute, you can see how much you might save by using this handy cost calculator.

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  • Keep fighting to protect health care reform

    When you are battling a chronic illness, knowing you have insurance gives you peace of mind.

    Before the Affordable Care Act, the health insurance market was a place where consumers had almost no voice—illnesses or accidents could mean financial and personal ruin. I'm proud that our country is moving forward to correct what was so obviously wrong. read more »
    Health Care Organizing
  • This is why health care reform matters

    You're going to want to read these stories.

    On January 1st, new coverage and protections kicked in for millions of Americans, giving them the security they deserve. Right now, because of the Affordable Care Act, things are getting a little bit better for a whole lot of people. That's a big deal.
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  • Did you see President Obama's note?

    "We're never going back."

    "Fundamental change like this doesn't happen just because people believe it's the right thing to do," said President Obama. "It happens because people like you, and organizations like OFA, fight for it—no matter how hard it gets." read more »
    Health Care Organizing
  • The real story of the Affordable Care Act

    We all have a health care story to tell. Here's mine.

    Accidents happen to everyone. Life throws us curve-balls. We're all just patients with "pre-existing conditions" waiting to happen.

    That was until the the protections put in place by the Affordable Care Act. Now, Americans with pre-existing conditions can no longer be discriminated against or left to fend for themselves. read more »
    This Is Why Health Care
  • “It was kind of like online shopping”

    After going almost eight months without coverage, this 26-year old recent law school graduate found a plan that covers what she needs, at a price she can afford.

    Rosetta, a self-described coupon-cutter, does her shopping online, because “Who has time to go to the store?” She took that same approach to health insurance, and found a plan for less than $40 a month. read more »
    This Is Why Health Care Enrollment
  • Why I volunteer: The Affordable Care Act

    Insurance companies are no longer allowed to discriminate against patients with pre-existing conditions.

    In 2009, I was surprised and dismayed when my husband and I were denied health insurance. I had heard of people losing health coverage due to cancer and other life threatening conditions, but arthritis in an index finger? read more »
    This Is Why Health Care
  • Getting the word out: Be covered on the first

    This holiday season OFA volunteers are talking to their communities to make sure their friends and neighbors get covered.

    Folks from Georgia to California took part in a nationwide day of action to talk to their neighbors about signing up for health insurance by the December 23rd deadline. Take a look at how it went—and be on the look out for a holiday surprise from Santa.

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  • "I can go to the doctor again"

    I had been denied by insurance companies more times than I could count.

    I'm a small business owner who has struggled for years with a health insurance plan that was so bare-bones it barely existed. That will all change on January 1st—with a plan that costs less, includes free preventive care, and covers everything I need. read more »
    This Is Why Health Care
  • For Isaac, Obamacare means opportunity

    Before the Affordable Care Act, Isaac’s medical condition could have limited his health care options.

    Isaac is a typical five-year-old. He has a basket full of action figures, he’s into "Cars" and "Monsters, Inc.," and he loves to dance to “The Fox (What Does The Fox Say)” with his sister and brother. But Isaac is also probably pretty different from most of the kids you know.


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