G.M., St. Louis

G.M. is a retired artist and teacher living in St. Louis. She was diabetic for 31 years, and after going through a divorce she lost her health insurance. Following this event, G.M. received a kidney and pancreas transplant and was required to continue on many expensive medications to keep her transplanted organs. Right as her Medicare was about to run up last year, she was able to get covered through the Marketplace. She qualified for assistance and was able to purchase a Coventry silver plan for about $162 a month. Before the assistance, her premium would be somewhere around $600 per month. G.M. says she is extremely happy with her plan, which allows her to visit her doctors without issue and pay for the medications she needs.