Becky is a 65-year-old resident of St. Louis County who will be eligible for Medicare starting in January 2018. Becky always received health insurance through her employer until she retired. Thanks to the ACA, Becky’s health insurance premiums after retirement went from $1,500 per month to $150 per month. Because of her previous history of eye problems resulting in many surgeries, insurance companies wouldn’t cover her at an affordable cost. Not only was she paying $1,500 per month, but she also had a $10,000 deductible. The ACA has allowed her to receive coverage for an affordable price.