Ms. Williams, St. Louis

Ms. Williams lives in St. Louis City. After paying her bills and caring for her son and grandson, she has no discretionary money, leaving her unable to purchase health insurance. She currently relies on a clinic that charges patients on a sliding scale regardless of their insurance status. She saw a navigator with the hope of getting insurance, but she did not qualify for subsidies, and her plan would have cost almost $400/month. For now, her better option is to remain uninsured and continue using the clinic. She notes,

“[The Missouri legislature] should work on programs that help the people in the middle.”