John, Kansas City

John is self-employed and owns and publishes a magazine in Kansas City. He has been unable to find and keep affordable health insurance due to preexisting conditions such as high blood pressure and gout, despite being in generally good health. He explains, “when I tried to get insurance, I was turned down for preexisting conditions and the insurance plan would have been cost prohibitive.”

John purchased a Silver plan through the Marketplace for $291 a month, thanks to a premium discount. This insurance will help John manage regular health needs, but more than anything, it gives him peace of mind that he will be covered in case of injury or illness.