Chelsie, Greene County

Chelsie is 23 years old and has not had health insurance since she was 18. When Chelsie worked at a fast food restaurant, she did not have access to health insurance. Chelsie was left uninsured just hoping that she would stay in good health. Unfortunately, Chelsie’s wisdom teeth became infected, and she had to visit the ER. This ended up costing her over $300 just for the visit and a round of antibiotics. She also has mental health needs, but she has been unable to receive treatment and medication since she does not have insurance. Chelsie says,

“If I had health insurance, I wouldn’t have to suffer because I can’t afford medication. I would be much, much happier and more stable.”