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How I finally got health coverage that fits my needs

The irony of working in the health care field and not being able to afford health care was pretty intense. But now I finally feel like I can go to the doctor.

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News Entries in health care

  • You're the best person for this job

    Help make sure your friends and family have health insurance.

    The reality is that too many people still don't know why it's so important to get covered, or what benefits they'd see from it. That's why we put together some tips and facts to guide you.

  • If you're prone to bad luck...

    Look, a lucky rabbit's foot just isn't going to cut it.

    When bad luck strikes—whether it's a sprained ankle or a touch of the bubonic plague—it pays to have health insurance.


  • Have you ever ridden a cheetah?

    John Cho teams up with OFA to encourage young Americans to get covered before the March 31st enrollment deadline.

    “You’re just doing the stupidest stuff in your early twenties," Cho says, “So be covered. Go forward confidently.”

  • It's crunch time

    There are 10 days left to get Americans covered for 2014.

    "If you care about health care reform, or if you ever fought for it, this is crunch time." —President Obama

  • 31 reasons health care reform matters

    March 31st is the deadline for coverage that starts in 2014—and here are 31 reasons not to miss out.

    In honor of the March 31st deadline to sign up for health insurance this year, check out this list of 31 people who are already benefiting from the Affordable Care Act.

  • A Throwback Thursday with a message

    If you checked Twitter today, you may have noticed a few new superheroes.

    Hundreds of #TBT tweets helped get out the word today: You may have felt like a superhero when you were young, but you're not invincible anymore—it's time to get covered.

  • Spreading the word to #GetCovered in 2014

    It's last call, and the final push for enrollment is under way.

    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.

  • You're not going to believe this

    Did you see what Congress did last week?

    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...

  • Young, hardworking, in love—and now, covered

    I found a plan that fits my needs, when I need it.

    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.

  • Family first—no matter what

    Our family is just like yours: We're just looking for the best way to take care of each other.

    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.