Abby, St. Louis County

Abby* is a 64-year old woman from St. Louis County. She has been an independent contractor for the past 22 years. Even though her employer offered a health insurance plan, the monthly premium was extremely expensive and unaffordable and she has been uninsured for over 10 years. With the passage of the Affordable Care Act, she was able to purchase affordable health insurance. With tax subsidies in the amount of $562 per month, her monthly premium is only $83.66 for a silver plan. Finally, Abby has the “peace of mind” and in her words, “I don’t have to worry about whether I will be able to eat or afford health insurance.”

*Name changed at the request of the individual