Geraldine, St. Louis County

Geraldine is a 56 year old woman who recently lost her job and her health insurance along with it. She had to stop physical therapy for her arm before it was complete. She was fortunate that few health problems arose over the course of the year, but she did find herself paying for some medical care out-of-pocket. The reduced-cost clinic she tried turned her away because she was uninsured. Since Geraldine was employed for part of the year, she qualified for a discount on the Marketplace. She was able to get a health insurance plan for herself. Now she has less anxiety. She says, “I am comfortable now knowing I can go to the doctor – my own personal doctor.” Geraldine isn’t sure what will happen to her next year, but she is hopeful that she can stay healthy and find another job and a better future.