Jasmin, St. Louis

Jasmin has been largely uninsured since she graduated from college in 2008. She took a job for two years after college largely for the health insurance, but it was only catastrophic/emergency coverage. She now works full time at a St. Louis non-profit, where she’s the only employee. While being insured, she’s learned to navigate urgent care and many free/reduced fee medical clinics who use sliding fee scales. Now that she’ll be insured, she’s looking forward to preventive care and an upcoming doctor’s visit being covered. She qualified for subsidies, which allowed her to purchase a silver plan that will cost her $123/month in premiums.  Jasmin says, “It’s a relief knowing I can just go in and say, ‘I have insurance’.”