Eddie is 62 years old and lives in Jasper County in Southwest Missouri. He was diagnosed with cancer two years ago and his health condition made it difficult for him to continue working. Although he had COBRA insurance for some time after he stopped work, it was very expensive and put a strain on his family’s finances. Thanks to the Marketplace, Eddie found a Silver plan with a monthly premium of only $111 thanks to $470 in tax credits. Eddie can finally afford a good health insurance plan that meets his medical needs and is affordable for him and his wife.