Up until recently, Pamela had always bought her insurance on the private market. Currently, she’s working three part-time jobs, but in the past has had to take on more to make ends meet. While in the private market, her insurance premiums were continually going up each year while the plans seemed to cover less and less. When Pamela looked into the new health insurance marketplace, she was able to find a plan with better coverage and lower monthly premiums. This will make things easier and less stressful at home. It will also give Pam the peace of mind that when she visits the doctor and they recommend a test or preventive care such as a mammogram, she doesn’t have to crunch the numbers in her head and worry about whether or not it’ll be covered.