Carl is a 55-year-old nurse from Platte County who suffers from diabetes. When the Affordable Care Act was enacted, he was relieved to finally be able to get a private health insurance plan. That relief was short-lived. He lost that coverage when he suddenly found himself looking for new work. With his new job, Carl falls into the coverage gap. He notes,
“I am without health insurance and lack any way to pay for my ridiculously priced insulin.”
Carl is frustrated that representatives in the Missouri legislature are trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act. He knows that repealing the act would mean that even more people would wind up in positions similar to his.