Enrolling through HealthCare.gov: “The right thing to do”
Posted January 3, 2014
By Salim Zymet, Digital Advisor, Department of Health and Human Services
For Albert Davis, a Houston, Texas, resident, January 1st was special—it was the first day in his life he’d had health insurance, despite working to make his own community healthier.
“I knew I needed it, but my girlfriend, a health care provider, kept it on my mind. What she said made sense—I was just cocky, thinking that I’d never get sick.”
As a part time worker at a local health department in Houston, Texas, Albert says the $23 a month plan he purchased, with financial assistance, is a “great deal” for him.
“There are a lot of detractors, but you have to focus on yourself. It’s affordable for me, and will be affordable for most people.”
Albert had the opportunity to share his story with Secretary Sebelius in late December, and says that the reason he ended up enrolling boiled down to it being “the right thing to do. You never know what could happen to you.”
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