Ashley, St. Louis County

Ashley is a 30-year-old mother of four who lives in St. Louis County. She works part-time as a cashier and dedicates the rest of her time to caring for her children. Because Ashley is not offered health insurance through her work, is ineligible for Medicaid, and does not qualify for subsidies that would help her afford a private plan, she goes without coverage. She often worries about being able to afford simple, routine check-ups. Ashley believes that if she had health insurance, she would feel much better about going to get care. She says,

“Health insurance would help me out a whole lot.”