News Entries in health care
I found my golden ticket (well, platinum)
I was amazed by the plans on the new marketplace—and you could be too.
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.
What does health insurance mean to this 20-something?
Hint: It's the freedom to do what I want.
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.
You probably haven't heard a health care story like this
Why would a "young invincible" get covered? Read my story to find out more.
I’ve been very fortunate to be in good health for most of my life. I support the Affordable Care Act because, quite frankly, it allows me to keep it that way.
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.
Every hard-working American deserves affordable care
Read Holly's story of survival.
I'm a grateful mother, a loving daughter, a hard-working American, and a cancer survivor. The last three years of my life have been hard, and I know so many can relate. But now I feel so happy I could shout.
Kal Penn: OH MAN NO ONE SIGNED UP FOR OBAMACARE WE’RE ALL DOOMED!
(Oh wait, they did? Ok, they did.)
Young peeps finally have better access to quality, affordable health care thanks to the Affordable Care Act. New numbers released this week show additional promise which is more than I can say for cable news ratings ohhhhhhhh.
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.
Being covered on February 1st: Volunteers spread the word
OFA volunteers hit the streets to make sure folks know how to be covered on February 1st.
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.
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.
OFA's 13 favorite health reform organizing moments of 2013
It was a historic year for health reform.
From the Obamacare summit in D.C. to living rooms across the country, OFA spent much of 2013 talking about health reform, giving people the facts and helping them get covered.
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."
Apply, Shop, Buy: A guide to being covered on January 1st
More than 1.2 million people have signed up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Here’s how you can too.
You can have health coverage on January 1st. Just remember—apply, shop, and buy.
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.