Lola is a 60-year-old, self-employed woman from Ozark County. She has suffered from sleep apnea, migraine headaches, and restless leg syndrome. Luckily, thanks to the Marketplace, she was able to find an affordable health insurance plan for her and her husband. With $1,300 a month in tax subsidies, Lola and her husband only pay $87.77 a month for their plan.
After Lola got health insurance, she was able to go to the doctor and was relieved to find out that she no longer needed to be on the CPAP machine. Since being released from the machine, her migraine headaches have subsided. In addition, she can finally get the preventative care she needs. Lola has a family history of both breast and colon cancer and now she is able to get regular exams and screenings to detect for any possible problems before they become life threatening. She is thankful she was able to buy a health insurance plan that has allowed her to get both preventative and curative care, and above all, attain a healthy life.