I visited healthcare.gov on the Internet, and thanks to the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, I am now, at age 63, covered by health care insurance for the first time in my adult life.
I’ve had financial ups and downs throughout my life with periods of relative prosperity; at other times, not so much. But the real reason I never before invested in health care insurance is that I was never exactly certain what I was buying. There was always so much fine print written into the policies; I felt as if I needed a lawyer to figure out what would be covered and what would not if, God forbid, I needed extensive medical care or hospitalization. I couldn’t bring myself to spend the time or money on such an uncertain venture.
I am so thankful that is no longer the case because of the Affordable Care Act. Now there are standards the health care insurance industry must adhere to. All pre-existing conditions are covered and so much more. At healthcare.gov, I found a set of clear and affordable choices — all of which will ensure that I will never be financially destroyed because of a catastrophic illness or accident. I will sleep well tonight knowing that my family and I are much more secure in life.
Thank you President Obama and those in Congress who voted to pass the Affordable Care Act.
— Avram Friedman