My name is Angele and I’m from Louisiana.
If affordable care were not out there currently I would not have insurance. I have looked
outside before the Marketplace to see how much prices were and it was just — it was
my whole check, basically. I am a single, working mother, I’m 29 years old and I have
a seven-year-old daughter. My daughter is a lot of fun, a lot of energy, high energy.
I do a lot of clerical work. I work forty hours a week. I pay taxes out of my check.
After work, I pick up my daughter, come home, do homework, dinner, time for bed. Signing
up for the health insurance was very painless. It said “You are approved,” and I was like
“Really?” I pay $17.42 for my medical and my dental insurance. I have a tax credit that
helps me out a lot, being a single mother. I can go to the doctor when I need to, I don’t
have to just go stop at a convenience store and pick up some over-the-counter medicine.
I can go see my doctor and get a prescription, and be okay, and know that I’m not broke at
the end of the month.